Outdoor Harvest Table

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Project by Phil B. posted 12-21-2014 01:41 AM 1286 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I find a traditional picnic table can be difficult at times to get in and out of, as well as the general design
lends itself to a park type setting, rather than the upscale look I wanted on the new deck I built at the cottage.
This Harvest Table design combines the classic, clean lines of Shaker styling in both the table and
benches. The complete project is made from spaced deck boards to allow for drainage, mortised and tenoned into breadboard ends. This table seats 8 people.
The tung oil finish gives a lasting beauty to the cedar, allowing you to touch it up each spring without sanding and scraping off old flaking finishes. The amount of coats you give the project, will determine the shine of the final coat. All tenons are glued in the center section with polyurethane glue, and pinned with cedar pegs on either side. As well as an attractive look, the joint is rock solid and should not split or separate.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 01:00 PM

beautiful table,well built.great view you have there!!!

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 01:10 PM

Thanks Marty….yes, we are fortunate for the view….that is one of many, as the cottage is on a point. In the family for 96 years.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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