This easy-to-make table is a perfect match to a traditional Adirondack chair.
The Adirondack chair is probably one of the most popular pieces of outdoor furniture, but the Adirondack table also deserves a mention–and is a good project for those starting out at woodworking.
Furniture made for outdoor use can be a bit more rugged than indoor furniture, which means that standard carpentry tools—even a circular saw, and certainly a low-priced tablesaw, for instance—can meet the challenge.
Simple joinery can be just as attractive and strong as joints made with professional-level tools and skills. If you already have the tools and know-how to make a mortise-and-tenon or blind dowel joint, then go ahead. But attaching with screws and plugs is just as effective and feels right at home in the great outdoors.
You don’t have to build with expensive lumber, either. Cedar, or even pressure-treated wood that has been stained, will work fine. Take the time to choose boards…