Cedar patio table

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Project by FredIV posted 05-27-2014 11:28 PM 4052 views 28 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made an all cedar patio table and bench set using 2x and 5/4 material. I jointed, planed, ripped and cut all 46 pieces that consist of the table top. The legs are made from 4x material and doweled together below. I used simple pocket hole screws for the joinery on all parts of the table and benches. I knew I had a variety of joinery methods at my disposal but noticed that I had a ton of kreg screws laying around the shop. Needless to say, it probably took twice as long to assemble the units compared to other methods (mortise tenon, dowels, t&g).

I used a clear coat finish which gave it a healthy sheen and durability.

I brought it up to my vacation home in the mountains and now I’m ready for some serious BBQs!! Maybe a matching outdoor hutch is in order.


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#1 posted 05-27-2014 11:37 PM

Great addition just in time for grilling. I love the look and the finish. Was this made from your design or did you find plans somewhere? Very nice.

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 12:22 AM

Great looking dining set! I’ll bet you’ll get a lot of use out of it this summer!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 01:24 AM

Great work, should lead to great times

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

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 02:28 AM

That looks great Fred. The table is beautiful. I made a bench that looks a lot like your benches. WRC is fun to work with. I’ve got some more old boards from part of my deck. I need to make something else!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 03:01 AM

Thanks gents!

laketrout – as far as the design goes, I had seen a table online where the slats ran long ways but I wasn’t loving it for some reason. So after playing around with sketch up I sort of adopted this design, which is no way original to any table plans. It just sort of jived with me for some reason. thanks!!

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 04:44 AM

what a great table to sit down at and enjoy…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 05-28-2014 01:31 PM

Very nice design. :-)

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

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#9 posted 05-28-2014 10:18 PM

Yessir. I like the design too. Looks like it would handle moisture well…..the enemy of outdoor furniture.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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