A covered deck is the perfect setting for pieces like this coffee table with sawhorse-style legs.
You can assemble one for less than $150. For the legs, use galvanized-steel sawhorse brackets, about $3 per pair, boxed out with 2x4s. Top them with Numerär beech butcher block, from about $130; ikea.com
. Protect the wood components with a few coats of clear polyurethane.