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I have an 8' dock section with two posts about 18" above the deck. I'd really like to make a simple table that extends over the marsh vs over the dock. The full support of the table would need to flow through those two posts.

My simple idea would be bolt a couple 4x4s to the posts, then 45 degree 2x4s up to make a simple rectangle frame to lay some 1x 4s across.

I'm looking for plans or suggestions. thanks

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I like Neal's idea, except I'd use pipes that fit over, not into the ones on the dock. They're covered to keep water out. If you fit your table legs into them, water can get in; if you fit them over, the water will still be kept out.
 

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If we knew the size and intended use we could enjinere you a PVC frame with PVC post that slipped over the present pipes and have a nice wood slatted top. Could be removed when not in use if desired.
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The pipes are 2" od. Length between each is 8'. As mentioned current pipes extend up about 18", and would only expect the table needed to be about 40" off top of dock. Nothing too heavy will go on the table, I'd say may 40lbs. Most of time will be 10lb to 20lbs.
 

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The pipes are 2" od. Length between each is 8'. As mentioned current pipes extend up about 18", and would only expect the table needed to be about 40" off top of dock. Nothing too heavy will go on the table, I'd say may 40lbs. Most of time will be 10lb to 20lbs.
Consider measuring the actual od of your pipes and then better determine if 2" sch 40 pvc or sch 80 would better satisfy the pvc idea. And as said, just an idea. :biggrin2: I suspect sch 40 would be sufficient. It seems as if a 45° gusset wouldn't be too difficult to adapt for a brace from the top to the legs if necessary.



I once built a floating / folding boat ladder using 1" sch 40 pvc and to my surprise the heavy weights didn't break it.
 
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