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5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had sticker shock when shopping for an outdoor table, why not try DIY? These five beautiful tables come with complete how-to instructions. You can do it!

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Tile-Top TableFamily Handyman

Tile-Top Table

This tiled table is simple to make, but it's engineered to hold up in any weather. All the materials are available at home centers and you can build this table with simple tools and basic skills. Plus, you can customize the top with your choice of any pattern and colors of tile.

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Polished Concrete TableFamily Handyman

Polished Concrete Table

If you want a tabletop that's elegant enough for any indoor setting and tough enough to withstand outdoor weather, you've found it. Tables similar to this one sell for hundreds at garden centers and outdoor furniture stores. But you can make one yourself for much less. And, this project is simple enough for even beginning woodworkers to tackle.

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Pedestal Picnic Table

Pedestal Picnic Table

If you'd like a more refined picnic table, one that will fit right in at a dinner party for adults or an afternoon barbecue with the kids, here's the design for you. The Craftsman style is timeless — and no one has to sit with a table leg in their way. Learn how to make this table yourself, with no nails or screws visible on top.
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Faux Marble Table

Faux Marble Table

This beautiful faux marble table looks like stone, but has the strength and durability of concrete because you make it with Quikrete Countertop Mix. Learn how to make your own outdoor table as you follow along with the builder as he explains each step of the process.
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Elegant Outdoor TableFamily Handyman

Elegant Outdoor Table

Build this attractive, durable stone look-alike table in a day, using inexpensive concrete products available at many home centers. You simply mold and pour the top, then assemble the wooden legs. When sealed, it's stain-resistant and can be used indoors or outside.