Home Depot's Do-It-Herself Workshop: Build an Outdoor Table

UPDATE:

I just called Home Depot and talked to the teacher of the workshop to get some more details:

1-  Cost:  She originally priced out the materials to be somewhere between $50-55.  However, this is for more "premium" materials.  You can easily do this project for half the cost, around $25-30 just by switching out the more expensive chair rail molding for a pine board & using less expensive tile.  You can choose what materials you want to use.

2-  You can MAKE and LEAVE with a table.  She said the other Home Depots in Charleston are only teaching the class, not actually making the tables.  Of course, you can also just watch and learn without making the table.

3-  We will be using a saw.  So if you have eye protection (goggles), please bring them.

I'm really glad I called since she wasn't anticipating a group this big but she said she'll be more prepared for us now.

****PLEASE update your RSVP if you're no longer coming.  I'm also asking that if you are still planning to come to confirm with me by either sending me a message or commenting here.  I told her that I'd call her back tomorrow afternoon to give her a more accurate estimate of how many of us are coming so she can be as prepared as possible****

Ok, now I'm definitly more excited since finding out we'll be able to leave with our own tables!


Did you guys know that there are FREE Do-It-Herself Workshops at Home Depots all across the country?  I didn't either, so thanks Rosemary for the heads up!  They're offered on the third Thursday of the month so hopefully this will be a regular meetup for us!

This particular workshop is to learn how to make an outdoor table.  Register at their website first and then RSVP here.  Make sure to choose the East Charleston location on Magwood Drive (in West Ashley) when you sign up.

To be clear:  This workshop (learning the process) is free.  I've seen a few where people were able to take home what they made (tiled mirrors, herb gardens) and I've also seen projects (adirondack chairs) where people were required to buy materials if they wanted to actually make the product there.  So I'm not completely sure if we'll be working independently or in groups and how "hands on" everything will be.  I've also seen where some workshops included gift bags, raffles, and refreshments.  I think it really depends on each location and who is leading the workshop (they seem to bring in local bloggers to teach).  So I guess we'll just have to wait to find out how it's all going to go down.  But either way, I think this is a fun idea and really awesome for Home Depot to offer these!




 

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  • Christina J.

    Is anyone planning on returning to Home Depot on July 24? I haven't seen anyone else respond to Deb's emails

    July 6

    • Christina J.

      Do you know how many of us are going to do the second workshop?

      July 14

    • JoElla

      I finished my table this weekend so I am out. I would like to attend another workshop though!

      July 14

  • Leslie E.

    I'm just going to finish mine on my own. Even though the hardware in the envelope she sent us home with is useless except the brackets. The screws are too short!

    July 14

  • JoElla

    Has there been any word on when we can go back to finish our tables? I don't have the necessary tools to finish it myself.

    June 25

    • Christina J.

      Deb sent out an email to everyone on the list a few hours ago. She is trying to get a date that we can all get together again. I'm in the same boat as you, I don't have the tools to complete the project on my own. So hopefully we can all come to an agreement about when to have it

      June 25

  • Joy

    Thanks to everyone who came out! I had a lot of fun. Yes, it took sooooo much longer than expected (and it's bummer no one finished) but I think this was one of the more complicated workshops. I think they'll definitely be more prepared for the amount of people next time. In the meantime, please post your finished products once you get them done. I'm sure we'd all love to see them. I'm probably 3/4 of the way done so I should have some photos up soon.

    June 20

  • Christina J.

    I really enjoyed the workshop. If anyone hears from Deb about coming back to finish the tile and legs, please let us all know!

    June 20

    • Joy

      Nice meeting you, Christina! Yes, I'll definitely post any info I hear from Deb.

      June 20

  • Joy

    We're in the front of the store. Turn right when you walk in ams go to the lumber section.

    June 19

  • carrie

    I really want to make one! Can I change my mind later if i'm able to buy the supplies?

    June 19

    • Joy

      Sure, I think that's fine!

      June 19

  • Joy

    Thanks to everyone for confirming! Here's who I've heard from so far:
    Leslie*, Christina*, Katherine, JoElla*, Erin*, Theresa*, Haywood*, Cara*, Melissa, Rosemary. The asterisk represents those of us making tables. Carrie - You just signed up so I'm assuming you're still coming. Do you plan on making a table or just watching? Kimberly, Tara (and Tara's guest): Will you please confirm if you're still coming and if you'll be making a table? Can't wait to see everyone tonight!!!

    June 19

    • carrie

      I don't think i'll be making the table, but still coming to meet everyone!

      June 19

    • Joy

      Ok, great. Thanks for letting me know. See you tonight!

      June 19

  • Melissa D W.

    Annoyingly something came so I can't go

    June 19

  • Leslie E.

    I'm just going to watch if it's $55. Why is the GA HD so much cheaper? Ideally I'd make o e a quarter of the size of the one in the pix.

    June 19

    • Joy

      Apparently it's up to each store how they want to teach the classes, including what materials to use. When I told her about the $35 cost at the GA location, she then said that we can definitely make ours for cheaper if we make a couple of switches with less expensive materials. For example, the wood for the table top is what is the most expensive. The one she was suggesting was around $18 but we can use pine for half the cost. And I'm sure it won't be a problem to do a smaller version. For the top, you can just use two tiles instead of four (and it'll be rectangular-shaped).

      June 19

  • JoElla

    I am still coming... and think that I will go with the cheaper materials (in case the HD lady prefers to know).

    1 · June 19

  • rosemary b.

    I'll be there to just hang out. Not going to make the table.

    June 19

  • Christina J.

    Sigh of relief that we get to choose our own materials, count me in for making a table!

    June 18

  • Theresa

    Count me in for making :D

    June 18

  • Melissa D W.

    going, but just to watch, don't have the money to buy.

    June 18

  • Joy

    Oh, I forgot to add that when you confirm, also let me know if you are coming but are NOT going to make the table. This will help with letting the teacher know how much material to gather/prepare for us.

    June 18

    • Joy

      Yay! Ha, thanks! I assumed that by your last comment about leaving with one :)

      June 18

    • Cara

      I will still attend and will make the cheaper version of the table. Can't wait to meet everyone at my first Craft Crew event! :) see you all tomorrow!

      June 18

  • Haywood T.

    I still plan on coming! how exciting that we can leave with a table!

    1 · June 18

  • Christina J.

    Hi everyone, I just called the Home Depot and asked for more information about what to expect. They told me there is the option to purchase the materials for $50-55, and then you get to make a table to take home. If you don't want to purchase the materials, then you just watch to learn the techniques for free.

    1 · June 18

    • Joy

      Oh, thanks Christina. I was planning on giving them a call today. Bummer about the price tag. Yesterday I saw where a HD in Cumming, GA was charging $35 for the kits. https://www.facebook.c...­

      June 18

  • Megan

    Where do me meet at Home Depot?! And what do we have to bring?

    1 · June 14

    • Joy

      Hi Megan! We'll just plan on meeting wherever they have the event set up inside of HD. This will be my first time attending one of these so I'm not sure where it'll be but I'll try to get there a little early and post on the meetup app. I don't believe you have to bring anything. Hopefully they'll email out some more detailed info prior to Thursday so we know a little more what to expect. I'll be sure to update here whatever new info I find out.

      June 16

    • Megan

      Great, thanks!

      June 16

  • Haywood T.

    as soon as i get my clinic schedule, i'm rsvp'ing. I sooo badly want to do this! my back porch is sad.

    1 · May 16

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