Work In Progress #1: Patio Furniture

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Blog entry by Ike posted 03-05-2008 07:28 PM 1494 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Alright, I have decided that I would like to build my own patio furniture instead of buying a set from “the big box stores.” I took the design idea from a table I saw at one of those stores, but it is slightly different, also I didn’t like the chairs that they had with the set, those are still in design phase.

here is the table’s design that I have drawn using google’s sketch up:

patio table

I’ll continue to work on the chair designs, but I was sort of interested in Adirondack chairs:


I just don’t think they would be very comfortable at the table, if anyone reads this, can you suggest something? also, need some suggestions on type of wood for outdoor furniture.

EDIT: I just realized that I forgot to list the dimensions of that table (this is a big difference I’m sure). The table, as drawn, is 5’ across the top (60” diameter), the hexagon is 48” at its widest point, 6” from edge at its widest point as well, the slats are 3” wide each, and the hole in the center is 1 1/2” wide for an umbrella. the table is 42” in height (3 1/2’) with each leg measuring 3” in diameter. This is to be the main outdoor table, not to be confused with the side table pictured in the photo of the adirondack chair. Sorry for the confusion.

-- Ike, Houston,Tx

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 08:09 PM

You could build a pivoting table into one arm of the chair.

As for wood, Cypress, Teak, Mahogany…

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 11:32 PM

White oak and cedar also can be used for outdoor projects.

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