|Project by drbyte||posted 08-18-2015 03:05 PM||797 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
Building a new 48’ long deck on my cousin’s log cabin. We’ve been building it in 8’ sections and using it as we go. We’ve been using old crates as a place to set a beverage, ash-tray or whatever. I made plywood tops for the crates but not very nice. My wife loves going there and doing a lot of nothing but “porch-sitting” so I made her some nicer tables for “her” deck. It is covered, more of a porch I guess, but built with deck materials and construction methods. She’ll get a lot of use of these (as will we all) in the next few weeks. Used treated 2×8 for the tops and bottom shelves and 5/4 strips for the legs. Nice and heavy so they won’t be carried off the porch very often or far. Very stout so they can be used for stools also, (and maybe even a saw-bench during future construction). Not fine furniture by any means but I did joint the edges and biscuit joined the 2×8 pieces. I also ran the 2×8 through the planer a time or two to get rid of a little bit of cupping and make a fairly flat surface for our cans or what-not. All edges were rounded over with router bit. They are 14-3/4” square, 20” tall. Legs are 2” strips glued to 1” strips to help prevent warping (which will happen any way since this stuff is so wet). Also glued/screwed 2 cleats across bottom of top and shelf to try and keep joint together with minimal separation. Legs are set down from top .25” so they can be stacked and stored. At least they won’t be in the rain or direct sun-light. Can’t wait to try them out real soon! Hope cuz likes them! Might have to give them a coat of clear sealer after they dry out a bit more. Thanks for looking!
-- Dennis, WV