Tired of imported junk that falls apart in a few months? Or just cheap? Here are a few ideas on how to put together a garden table or picnic table.
The point of this is to do it cheap, with scarp lumber or used lumber. So the only plan is to be able to use the wood you find. A detailed plan would mean you'd have to go buy something, and if you price materials you'll be well over $100 and have a wobbly table that may fall apart. So for at least your first try, use junk to make junk.
There are several important points about an outdoor table. You'll need to brace the legs both ways. The 1X3 or 1X4 is keeping the table from rocking one way and the 90 degree is keeping it stable the other.
The original table had two nails from the top to the brace. After 50 years they got loose and I had to put in a metal clip and some short screws to secure it back to the table top.