Outdoor Coffee Table With Beverage Cooler
This cedar-tone outdoor coffee table is a great addition to any patio or deck with a removable drop-down insert that can be filled with ice for a beverage cooler. The insert can also hold plants if you prefer! When extra table-top space is needed, just cover the insert with the lid that sits flush.
Drill 2- 1 1/2″ pocket holes on either end of 36″ & all 4- 23 1/2″ 2x2s, making sure the drill bit collar depth is set to about 1″ instead of 1 1/2″. This difference is to ensure the 2 1/2″ pocket hole screw doesn’t go all the way through the wood on the other side. Attach these 36″ boards to the 23 1/2″ boards at 6 1/4″ from each end, so that there is an 8″ space in the middle. This should fit perfectly around the planter insert that has top dimensions of 36″ x 8″ and a height of 6″. **ALWAYS use exterior grade wood glue when joining two pieces of wood before attaching screws**