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Project by runningCT posted 05-16-2014 03:50 AM 1570 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Teak table and benches made for taller family. Used loose tenons and dowels on table while using mortise and tenons on the framework of the benches. Teak oil finish





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mmurphr

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 04:39 AM

I really like this design! Did you create it yourself?

-- Matt

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 07:39 AM

I think it is beautiful. Too often we only think of teak for decking. It’s a beautiful wood. I can imagine that it’s a pretty heavy table though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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runningCT

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 12:39 PM

The table is based on a farm house style while the benches where as I went and what I had kinda thing

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 03:37 PM

That’s a beautiful set. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 03:58 PM

I bet that wasn’t cheap.

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Gary

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 04:39 PM

Very rich looking.

-- Gary, Florida

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NickyP

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 11:11 PM

The simplicity of the design creates a very elegant style. VERY well done sir!

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 05-18-2014 05:22 AM

Great job!
I really like the benches. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Nowa

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#9 posted 05-22-2014 03:45 AM

where did you find the teak at a reasonable price?

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runningCT

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#10 posted 05-22-2014 11:30 AM

Nowa, I live in Grenada W.I. It’s the southern most Caribbean island and teak trees grow here on the island. All the teak used in this project was local rough sawn and I milled it down flat and straight. I buy the teak at 4.50 a board foot. Yep not a typo 4.50

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