Cedar Table Tops

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Project by FloridaArt posted 10-19-2015 09:40 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

October, 2015—Two little outdoor tables needed new tops. I decided to try making some new tops with some cedar rescued from a pallet found at the curb. The pallet cedar was run through the planer to a consistent thickness, and to make it much smoother. Boards were laid side-by-side and upside down, so I could put cross pieces of treated lumber on them. These cross pieces hold the top boards together and also provide a place into which the legs are screwed.

Glue and one-inch nails in a nail gun were used to fasten the cross-braces to the cedar. The nailing was done from the bottom so the table tops are undisturbed. Next, I cut the assembly into it’s final circular shape, sanded it, and used the router to knock off the top edge. Finally, I put on a couple of coats of poly. We’ll see how these weather over the years.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 10-19-2015 03:58 PM

I love scrap Art. Nice looking “scrap”

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 05:06 PM

Cedar has always been pretty to me, Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 11:48 PM

Those are very pretty. No finish?

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 12:55 PM

Mighty fine looking just like this.

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#5 posted 04-10-2016 06:13 AM

I am considering the used of outdoor table that is made of teak wood. It is the same like this one

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