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Simple Outdoor Side Table

The other day I noticed I did not have a place to sit my beer while enjoying the front porch. And then, a few days later when I was cleaning up piles of lumber left from projects, I found some end cuttings of western red cedar. Hmmm, a search on the internet produced plans from:

I found Jamison's plans to be spot on, after I figured out that when he said 6 and 4 inches, he was referring to the nominal size (actual size 5 1/2" or 3 1/2") of lumber from a big box store. I was starting from rough cut lumber.