Cedar Patio Table and Benches

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Project by horob posted 1918 days ago 7227 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 1918 days ago

hey Horob
That’s one fine looking table good job

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1918 days ago

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 1917 days ago

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

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

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Derrek LeRouax

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#4 posted 1917 days ago

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 1917 days ago

Boy, that looks really nice.

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

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#6 posted 1917 days ago

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 1917 days ago

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 1917 days ago

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 1796 days ago

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.

-- KregRep | Huxley, IA | Join the Kreg Jig Owners' Community:

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