|Project by FredIV||posted 05-27-2014 11:28 PM||2376 views||26 times favorited||9 comments|
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.