GIANT Outdoor Dining Table with Cooler | How to Woodworking

GIANT Outdoor Dining Table with Cooler | How to Woodworking

How to Build an Outdoor Dining Table with Cooler Insert
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This DIY outdoor dining table with built-in cooler was made from giant cedar 6×6 beams during my trip to Joshua Tree, CA. The material for this build is definitely not on the cheap side, but you could substitute pine 4×4’s for a similar look and a really cool wood dining table. Like I mentioned in how to build instructions, I would definitely recommend drilling smaller holes to join tabletop together. I think ⅞” holes and a ¾” all thread would be a great combination for a really stout outdoor table as long as you put the washers in to allow for drainage. If you wanted a seamless top you could remove the washers and cut or joint off the rounded edges for a smooth beefy top.

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  1. R L on June 4, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    giant table for dinosaur family?

  2. David O'Gorman on June 4, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Two screws in the legs doesn’t seem like enough to prevent them from rotating around the threaded rod. Did you find that the wobbled at all?

  3. Bo Schneider on June 4, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    this looks great i’m making a table like this but with out the sink. And its with some old wood i found in a barn for the old man. but i’m lost on what to do to not make it sag in the middle, any suggestions?

  4. Mr.International Dumbass on June 4, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Nice big chunky table. Really like the ice box idea, you could develop that for other uses in the middle. Well done!!

  5. Ivan Cespedes on June 4, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    How heavy was this table after all?

  6. Josh Ewald on June 4, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    I’m thinking the bottles tops were loosened. Except for Ben’s. btw talk about a squad! You need to recreate the dog picture with you all!

  7. Fabio d on June 4, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Really 6×6 cedar table top. Over kill and a waste of money, if if they are left over

  8. Richard Juarez on June 4, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    What’s the total height of the table ?

  9. Fix This Build That on June 4, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Watch my short Outdoor Projects playlist for more great ideas!

  10. I Love Tunics on June 4, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    I am looking at a ‘weight bearing’ table to take on about 400 kg – would this table be able to handle it? or is it more decorative?

  11. romherz10 on June 4, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Setting out to build a table out of 1000 pounds of beautiful wood with the sole purpose of placing a beer cooler makes it very clear the level of decomposition that has been reached as human beings.

  12. MAD Science Hacks on June 4, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    When you need your table to survive a nuclear bomb. What a build!

  13. 331SVTCobra on June 4, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Suggestion: a heavy duty caster wheel under each leg.

  14. Sensei Rich on June 4, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Wouldn’t a vertical lap joint have worked better for the legs?

  15. John Perez on June 4, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Hey man i found that using a impact drill works better with that auger bit u r using, and its a lot safer for ur wrists

  16. LB Young on June 4, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Awesome build, would love to have seen the ice chest to be recessed into the table though.

  17. lady kenja on June 4, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    – Beautiful piece that’s sure to become an heirloom for generations.

  18. sonor on June 4, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    And how do you clean the cooler out? By turning the table upside? 🙂

  19. undrachevr on June 4, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    I built something like this with 4x4s and an old kitchen sink for the basin

  20. Simon Platten on June 4, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    I’m building a table from sleepers, (250mm / 125mm / 2.4m), I’ve already cut the sleepers so they are now (250mm / 65mm / 2.4m), do you have any suggestions on how to drill holes through all sleepers so they are perfectly aligned? I have 12mm stainless 1m long bolts to put through 4 sleepers to give with of just over 1m with washers to go between each sleeper. Thank you.

  21. Joseph Burrichter on June 4, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Cool table but biting off already open beers ruined the video for me.

  22. Reno Lewis Gagnon on June 4, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    What was the height of the tabletop?

  23. A B on June 4, 2023 at 1:45 pm


  24. Zach Taylor on June 4, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Not really used yet but built very good

  25. Cazz BAM on June 4, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    This is awesome and exactly what I’m going to build! Instead of 6x6s I’m going to use 4x4s to cut weight.
    Any suggestions or anything you’d do differently looking back on this build? Thanks!

  26. steve taylor on June 4, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    For an engineer you’re pretty sloppy?😂

  27. mike123dean on June 4, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Hello! Great table. I’m planning one out myself. What height did you make it and did you have leg clearance issues given it’s 6” thick and chairs are around 18” floor to seat? Please let me know, thank you!!

  28. Ken Matthews on June 4, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    I am 53 and had to show the young cats how to use post hole digger. Well, 8 fence post later I was down from my desk job a week.

  29. Charlie Odom on June 4, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    This is almost as thick as some of the workbenches I see people building these days! Lol

  30. Linoran on June 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Me: in possesion of a hammer, handsaw and some crooked nails


  31. singlnfine on June 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    I love it!!!

  32. rafael mercado on June 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    I dont have any drill press or nearby. I find this so useful in my very raw wood working activities. Thanks for this very relevant video.

  33. Parkour Bros on June 4, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Make sure when you use the belt sander it is moving in different places otherwise you’ll end up with a big dip also it’s great to do circles

  34. Byron Argueta on June 4, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Nice to see you work with normal diy tools. Not the fancy stuff . Thanks

  35. Sciamachy Standard on June 4, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Gotta buy some 12inch auger bits 👌🏼 that’s what I use. Also get some drills with a brake they won’t twist your arm off

  36. Taedza Mtambanengwe on June 4, 2023 at 2:05 pm


  37. Edwin Leach on June 4, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Great table. I like it a lot. Drink holder is a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing video.

  38. Jeremiah Horn on June 4, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    If were to buy a table like this, how much would I be charged?

  39. Robert Joseph on June 4, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    is this possible to do without the cooler?

  40. Samuel Ajah on June 4, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    That is a beast of a table! Solid work Brad

  41. Amir Tavakkolijou on June 4, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    legit question can i request a table that you can make for me? you’re work its amazing i have been watching all you’re videos you make better furniture than all of this companies!

  42. vadha1 on June 4, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    thats awesome looking, id love to see a matching chair to go with it for my backyard

  43. Ron Packwood on June 4, 2023 at 2:15 pm


  44. enyer rivers on June 4, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    The table is cool. But jesus you could have made that with smaller wood. That looked ridiculously heavy

  45. Demetrio De santiago on June 4, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    The very last part of the video is definitely the best! You know, I’m talking about the cold bottles!👍🏻👏🏻

  46. Kaladhar Naidu Sompalyam on June 4, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Hi there , i will come to your shop for 4 – 5 months intern. will you provide it for me, to learn some inputs from you.please respond me.if you feel ok

  47. Ana Phylaxis on June 4, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    If there’s an earthquake get under that table!

  48. Jay Choi on June 4, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Wow, you hogged up all that wood for an outdoor table! If it were inside, at least it would be earthquake protection! 🙂

  49. Scott Robertson on June 4, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Looks incredible, came out so great! Are those huge cedar posts easy to find out there? Inspiring to watch, thanks for posting!

  50. David J. Gallardo on June 4, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Brad I see you made this project at your job location in Joshua Tree…. where is your home base? Are you located in Southern California?

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