New Outdoor Table

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Project by newTim posted 1920 days ago 1678 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The old table was getting a little weathered and was too small anyway. So it was time to build a bigger table and refinish the old. The new table will seat six comfortably, the old four. They can be pushed together to seat? A bunch.

I used clear redwood with a stain and Marine Varnish finish. I will be able to compare it to the outdoor oil finish I used on the original table and bench.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 1920 days ago

That’s one sweet table super nice Job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1920 days ago

Really nice. I wish we could get redwood around here.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1920 days ago

All needed now is some nice matching chairs ;)

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#4 posted 1920 days ago

Great looking table. Nice work.

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#5 posted 1920 days ago

clean lines , solid ,functional .
cant ask for more .
oh , yea , quality crafting .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 1920 days ago

Nice outdoor table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1919 days ago

Thanks all. I meant to add that I used the Mortise Pal jig to do all the mortises with loose tenons. I’m getting better and faster at making the tennons. I had been trying to plane them to the correct thickness, but this time around I just resawed them on the table saw. It is fast and easy to dial in the thickness. I also used Gorilla Glue which really locks the joints.

Things I would have done different. I would have made it 40” wide instead of 38”. I would have spread the posts closer to the ends like with the old table. Oh well… I’m always learning because it is hard to fall out of a hole.

-- tim hill

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#8 posted 1918 days ago

Wow, very nice furniture. Can’t tell the old from the new. I’ve looked at all your projects, and they’re all great. Your very talented.

-- Janice

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