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How to Build Simple Outdoor Side Tables Using Wood Cookies

Learn how to use wood cookies cut from logs to make backyard side tables.

This DIY side table will improve the aesthetic of your outdoor space while also adding natural utility to your patio décor.

Supplies Needed:


  1. Measure & Cut
    Measure and cut a 3-inch cookie from a wood log.
  2. Dry
    Elevate the wood cookie and let it dry out to avoid cracking.
  3. Sand & Stain
    Sand and stain the wood cookie to prevent moisture from penetrating and rotting the wood.
  4. Attach
    Lay the wood cookie face down and attach the base to the cookie using three screws and three washers.
  5. Display
    Display your side table in your outdoor space and enjoy!

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