Outdoor Dining table #9: Our Outdoor Table is finished!!!

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 05-08-2012 11:05 PM 6116 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Blondie wondering where her wine is…..

To those of you have been following and helping me thanks a million. Well, I finally finished our Walnut/ Granite outdoor table today. Just in time as my parents from Michigan will be here in Southern California Fri morning. Mom has been dying to see it, so the pressure was on. The finishing process was a long. I used Epifanes boat varnish from Holland. It takes 24 hours between coats although I found 48 hrs. to be better in between wet sanding. I applied 10 coats as recommended. We un-wrapped the new chairs today and had our first glass of wine out there. I’m glad to be done, although it was a fun project from the beginning. Welding up the frame and cutting the granite and making the table was great as I just learned how to weld. I also learned how to make bow tie inlays as well. I thank all of you for helping through this adventure. Thx for looking.

Hope you like it, and all comments are welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 11:09 PM

Yippee! That is sweet.
Very professional looking job.

And give the poor woman back her glass of wine, for cripes sake.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 11:21 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous. Everything matches perfectly!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 11:27 PM

Ken; I take my hat off to you, this table is really rockin. You should be proud of creating something so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 12:00 AM

That is absolutely beautiful! Wow! What a gr8 place to wine-n-dine. Beautiful project Ken

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 12:30 AM


Great job… Great table…

I’ll bet you’re happy it’s finally finished!

Thank you for keeping us all up to date!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 02:44 AM

Hi Ken: A beauty, that’s for sure!! It was interesting following your blog and watching it all come together. Cheers to many more glasses of wine and lots of friends gathered round to enjoy your artistic endeavour. Well done!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 03:29 AM

what a beautiful table, ive just gone through all of the blogs for this build, quite exciting…sorry you lost your spiral upcut bit, but better to get use to it then not, but i love the three mixtures going together, wood , glass, and metal, and you did it perfectly….enjoy…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 05-09-2012 07:46 AM

I thank-you all for the positive comments and support. This web page is amazing, with all the great woodworkers helping me and each other grow and become even better woodworkers.

I’m pretty proud of this being I made the whole thing from scratch. One area I have been really working on is being more creative. Learning how to weld was really fun thanks to Paul!

Again, thank-you it really means alot!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 05-09-2012 12:26 PM

Gorgeous Ken! Excellence ALWAYS rewards GREATLY and I know that was your goal. It sure appears you met it. I’m sure you’ll never regret all the many hours invested and every guest should feel honored to dine from this work of art.
Thanks for sharing the journey.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 05-09-2012 01:01 PM

Really great job, Ken.

I was beginning to think you gave up on it. LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 05-09-2012 01:18 PM

OMG Ken that is gorgeous. Love the wood, love the design.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 05-09-2012 01:42 PM

Ken- excellent project design and craftsmanship!!

Glad you made through the finishing and came out with such stellar results.

Now you can indeed enjoy a glass of wine and reflect on a project well done.

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#13 posted 05-09-2012 02:29 PM

It looks fantastic!
The wood is top notch!

A great place to share stories.
thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#14 posted 05-09-2012 02:59 PM

Ken, very nice job. I enjoyed the blog. The finish, heck the whole table looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 05-09-2012 11:25 PM

This really turned out great Ken – nice job! Good for you to try the new stuff…....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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