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Sneak Peek: Outdoor Folding Table

We are excited to introduce this exclusive sneak peek of our upcoming Outdoor Folding Table woodworking plan. This neat table is designed to be a multi purpose table with a variety of usages ranging from grilling, food serving, bar, potting station, and more!

Check out the photos below of this new outdoor table, ranging in stages from completed assembled to ready to put away.


There are just ten quick mount knob bolts and four leg brace wood pins involved in assembly and disassembly. The finished prototype below is made of Cedar and is finished with a Rustic Brown exterior Krylon stain.

Outdoor Finished Table


The fully assembled table (to include optional back upper shelf unit) dimensions are 60” in length, 18” in width and 50” height (30” table top height). When fully disassembled and folded up for storage, the complete table unit (minus optional top shelf and optional bottom shelf) measures 30” x 18” x 10”.

With the folded up top shelf unit and folded up bottom shelf unit stacked on top of the folded up table, the total height will be less than 20”. This means any storage space of 30” x 18” x 20” height can accommodate the complete table unit.

Fun Fact: This table takes five minutes to completely setup or disassemble!

Recommended Tools and Supplies

We recommend using the following tools and woodworking supplies to make the table: table saw, band saw, air nailer, woodworking clamps, drill press, socket wrench, screwdriver, wood glue, and sandpaper. All necessary assembly hardware will be available for purchase in an accompanying component package. More details will be included when we release this new woodworking plan later this year. Stay tuned!

Your Turn!

Tell Us: Would you be inclined to preserve the natural wood look with a clear seal coat, or finish this table with paint and/or stain? Tell us your preferences in the comments section below!

Written By: John Cooper

John spent the better part of the 28 years he was employed by Klockit, designing hundreds of clock and furniture kits and plans and has continued with product design since his retirement in 2008. John’s love of clocks, his passion for creating furniture for his own home as well as for family, and his great appreciation for the beautiful finished pieces Klockit customers make from our kits and plans inspire him to continue to create still more new clock and furniture designs.


7 comments on “Sneak Peek: Outdoor Folding Table

  1. Charles Hamill
    February 19, 2015

    I prefer natural wood beauty. I would use a clear finish.

  2. Warren
    February 19, 2015

    I prefer natural wood and oil finish.

  3. Matt
    February 20, 2015

    Awesome! I would love to know more!

    • Klockit
      February 23, 2015

      Hi Matt, we’re glad you enjoyed this sneak peek. What type of details would you like to know more about? We’d love to share more with you!

  4. Rick Murray
    February 24, 2015

    Depends on the wood used. I really like the look of natural wood, but sometimes a transparent color stain improves it. I’m thinking of pine here. Even a cedar might look better with a little added color.

  5. Joe
    February 24, 2015

    When do you plan to bring this out? And what price range.

  6. DEVO
    March 7, 2015

    A well made natural wood project deserves to be treated as such – to bring out the natural beauty in the wood. Perhaps a stain, perhaps an oil finish. Maybe a polyurethane. It really depends on intended environment and use. I might only want it for a campsite or backyard utility table. For that use I might want to use linseed oil.

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