Build an Outdoor Table With Tile Top and Steel Base

Construct a small, round patio table with a tiled plywood and cement board top and hand-bent metal legs.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Framing square
  • Grout float
  • Hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Paint roller
  • Punch
  • Rasp
  • Safety glasses
  • Tin snips

Margin trowel, 1/8-in. notched trowel, 1/4-in. notched trowel

You'll also need a carbide-grit jigsaw blade.

ITEM - QTY.
4' x 4' 1/2" plywood - 1
3' x 5' 1/2" cement board  - 1
2x2 pine - 4'
1/4" x 1-1/2" x 36" mild steel - 4
1/8" x 3/4" x 16" mild steel - 1
No. 10 x 1-1/2" sheet metal screws - 12
No. 10 x 3/4" machine bolts - 5
No. 8 x 2" wood screws - 8
No. 8 x 2-1/2" wood screws - 8
No. 8 x 1-1/4" wood screws - 20
2' x 8' section of expanded metal lath - 1
1-1/4" cement board screws - 20
Exterior carpenter’s glue, pint - 1
Thin-set mortar, 10-lb. bag - 1
1-1/4" roofing nails - 20
Sanded grout, 5-lb. bag - 1
Waterproofing membrane (roll-on), bucket - 1
Stone or porcelain tile, in square feet - 9
Metal primer, spray can - 1
Patina kit - 1