This simple balcony railing table is genius! Add extra serving space near the grill or add an outdoor bar with this easy to make deck railing table! Get the free plans and get building!
We love to grill in the summertime, but it’s hard to juggle all those serving trays and condiments while you’re cooking! There’s not enough space for a side table, and we’ve lost too many bottles of ketchup over the side of the deck when we balance them on the rail.
This easy-to-make deck rail table doubled the width of our existing railing, and adds a short lip to prevent things from toppling over the edge. We use it to set out plates, condiments or drinks for all our backyard barbecues!
It’s also perfect for a balcony railing table where space is tight! Our old condo was cluttered with outdoor furniture, and this little railing table would have been the perfect replacement for an end table.
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Materials Needed for Deck Railing Table
- Two 1×6 boards
- I always use cedar for outdoor projects, but you could use pine if you plan to paint the table with exterior paint.
- One 1×2 board
- Pocket hole jig (optional)
- 1 1/4″ exterior pocket hole screws (optional)
- 1 1/4″ exterior wood screws with a flat head
- Countersink bit
- Exterior wood glue
- Exterior wood stain or paint