Cedar Patio Table and Benches

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Project by horob posted 05-27-2009 05:30 AM 9801 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my first “real” projects for household use instead of another piece of shop furniture. Found the plans on Pop Mechanics but needed an excuse to buy a Kreg tool so used it instead of doing a ton of mortise and tenons.

Bought the bench cushions from Pottery Barn. Dumb luck that they were the perfect size!

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 05:38 AM

hey Horob
That’s one fine looking table good job

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 07:49 AM

good addition , life is better along with the work !

-- 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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#3 posted 05-27-2009 10:21 AM

Looks good on the deck. Nice job:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 05-27-2009 02:51 PM

horob – Thanks for posting the link. I love the work you did. What did you finish it with? I always worry about what to finish exterior projects with. I’m in Texas, and it is normally 98 degrees outside with 100% humidity. Not the best for outside wood…

Great job!!

-- Derrek L.

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#5 posted 05-27-2009 03:25 PM

Boy, that looks really nice.

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

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#6 posted 05-27-2009 03:34 PM

I’ve been thinking about building a table for my patio. Good timing and good work. Is that cedar?

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#7 posted 05-27-2009 11:07 PM

Man, that is nice. i assume the Kreg tool you are referring to is a pocket hole tool. Any chance of getting pics of the underside.

-- Kirk, SE Louisiana

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#8 posted 05-28-2009 02:04 AM

Thanks for the comments

Derrek – I googled around and found the suggestion to use spar urethane. It just spent its first week outside in the rain. Too early to tell how well it will last.

kjnwdwrkr – you are correct. Took a few pics of the underside with my camera phone and posted to get the idea.

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#9 posted 09-25-2009 10:52 PM

Great outdoor table, horob! May I ask which Kreg Jig you decided on? Also, did you use Blue-Kote or Stainless screws for this outdoor application? At any rate, well done… that’s a beautiful outdoor project. Feel free to post your photos on our Kreg Jig Owners Community site (below) as well! They would be very inspiring for many of our beginning users.

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