Hi all, Martin here again. Here in the low humidity, northwestern nook of the country where summers are usually a little more bearable for hanging outside on the deck (though this year it has been hot!). I remember last fall when I completely rebuilt my old, warped deck in the backyard. I realized then how much work a new deck takes. And not just the construction aspect, but all of the upfront planning, designing, selecting the right products to use, and picking out just the right color to match my mood. It was such a feeling of accomplishment once that last board was screwed in and the last deck rail is attached. By the time I finished the deck, old man winter made it a bit too chilly to make full use of it, so I put off adding outside furniture until now. But you know me, I didn’t go the store bought route. My DIY carpenter senses took over and I decided to make my own furniture to match my deck boards.
A few weeks ago you may remember I built my mom a PVC flower box with Coca-Cola® glass bottle vases made out of Inteplast Building Products TRIM product for Mother’s Day, Well, if you recall the picture I posted of the final project, there was also an end table I had the vase sitting on. Yep, I made that too. It’s an easy project that took me just a little over an hour after I got my materials shopping done. Here’s all you need:
(1) 4-in. x4-in. x 8-ft. Inteplast PVC Corner Board
(1) 2-in. x 4-in. x 8-ft. Inteplast PVC Trim
(1) 12-ft. Inteplast PVC Deck
For the PVC deck material, Inteplast has 6 colors to choose from and solid or variegated patterns. I used their Gray Walnut PVC decking material that I had left over from my deck project. But use any color that suits your style.
Since Inteplast Building Products Decking materials has the same workability as wood, you don’t need any special tools. Just a table saw, cordless drill, stainless steel screws, and finish nails.
Like I said, I did this in just about an hour. First, I used 2”x4” pressure treated wood to build a 17”x15” base frame with a center beam. Next, I placed four pieces of PVC corner board at the corners and used 2” stainless steel screws to fasten from inside of the wood frame to hide the screw inside. It’ just a nice finishing touch. Then I cut and fit four pieces of 1”x4” PVC trim and nailed them between the corner boards. Finally, I placed five pieces of PVC deck on top of the table frame and used 2” stainless steel screws to fasten. That’s it!
Here’s a detailed diagram to show you how it all fits together.
To find out where you can buy Inteplast Building Products DECK check Inteplast’s Where To Buy store locator to find it in your area. What makes Inteplast Building Products decking, corner board, and trim the best solution for building outdoor furniture is their built-in color technology which keeps your deck material vivid and bright even during the summer sun. Also, they are moisture resistant so you don’t have to worry about mold and rot that happens with traditional wood products. And that’s another perfect reason you can rest your cold homebrewed beverage on it without worry.
Have a great time building your outdoor end table.
Martin (and Harley)