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Just Skidding

Skids were the inspiration for this project. It is very simple in design, but very durable.

Skids were the inspiration for this project. It is very simple in design, but very durable. We inserted a plastic planter box in the centre for a design element that offers a variety of uses. Plant seasonal flowers or herbs; place ice in the box and chill your favourite beverages; or fill with sand and make an arrangement of candles placed in glass containers. The heavy-duty construction, stained with Wood Shield Best stain, will give you years of enjoyment.

Just SkiddingWhat you'll need

  • 2 x 6 x 8' long construction grade spruce (10 pieces)
  • 6 x 6 x 40" long construction grade lumber
  • 4" swivel casters (4) 2324-105
  • Download Instructions#8 2-1/2" wood screws (32) 2174-596
  • 1/4" x 2-1/2" zinc-plated hex lag screws (48) 2163-395
  • 1/4" x 5" zinc-plated hex lag screws (24) 2163-377
  • black balcony planter 5056-236
  • Wood Shield Best Semi-Transparent Stain 1870-827 (colour shown: Cinnamon Stick 2006 ST)
  • Wood Shield Best Solid Stain (colour shown: Inukshuk SC061)
  • stain brush 1612-231

Here's how
Cutting list
  • 8 bottom shelf boards (2 x 6 x 44" long)
  • 8 tabletop boards (2 x 6 x 46" long)
  • 4 cross members (2 x 6 x 46" long)
  • 4 legs (6 x 6 x 6-1/2" long)

  1. Stain all six sides of the wood to your desired stain colour.
  2. Drill two 5/8" holes 3/8" deep, 2-1/2" in from the ends of 6 of the bottom shelf boards (44" long), and all 8 of the tabletop boards (46" long).
  3. Bottom assembly: place the two boards without the countersink holes on the ends of 2 of the 46" cross members, and attach with # 8 2-1/2" wood screws at each joint. Space the remaining boards
  4. evenly across, and attach with 2-1/2" lag screws.
  5. Turn the bottom over and position the legs under the corners. Put the casters in place and mark the hole positions. Drill pilot holes and attach casters with 5" by 1/4" lag screws into the legs.
  6. Turn the table right side up and attach 2 cross members to the legs with 2-1/2" screws at each end.
  7. Drill pilot holes and attach the two outside boards to the cross members and into the legs using 5" lag screws. Attach the remaining boards with 2-1/2" lag screws.
  8. Mark and cut out a centre hole to fit the planter. Stain the exposed wood from the cut and insert planter.
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