Since Patrick has a new job and more time on his hands I suggested he make this patio table. In high school Patrick took quite a few shop classes and we have a lot of those items in our house that he made including a rocking chair, a couple end tables, a nightstand and even a couple games like a chess set and a mini pool table. So, this project ended up being something great to get back into that kind of stuff.
Here are pictures of the building process.
After spending a ton of money at Home Depot we came home with the supplies.
First Patrick glued together the pieces for the legs.
Then Patrick borrowed our friend Adam's miter saw to cut the boards.
And because of Patrick's superior math skills, this is the only scrap pieces that were left over.
Patrick then used a clamp to glue and screw the base of the table together.
Then he started attaching the top boards to the base.
Here is the table with all the board attached before Patrick added the plugs to fill in the screw holes.
He then sanded the table top down and filled in all the holes with plugs.
And all this time I was inside booking hotels for our trip and editing photo sessions. Patrick took all these pictures himself. He did a great job documenting the process.
After the table was built all Patrick needed to do was stain and varnish it.
And here is the finished product just in time for Meat Fest.