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Project by Glenn posted 08-17-2009 02:04 AM 1075 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An umbrella table made out of cypress. This is my most challenging project to-date. I went the whole nine yards on this, starting with rough-cut lumber purchased at a hardwood dealer in Memphis (highly recommended: Colco Fine Woods and Tools).

Several firsts on this project beginning with using rough lumber. Also, never done a mortise and tenon joint before. This one has FIFTY-EIGHT of them! This table was almost the death of me. I poured more blood, sweat, and tears into this (literally) than anything preceding. But I am so happy with how it turned out. Took about six weeks.

These were EXCELLENT plans I got from Popular Mechanics

-- Glenn, Arkansas





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#1 posted 08-17-2009 02:52 AM

You did a great job on your table. You’ll never be able to say mortise and tenon joints are a first for you. lol
58 of them should have you very experienced by now. Thanks for sharing.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#2 posted 08-17-2009 03:12 AM

Nice! I feel your pain. This exact table was also my first major project and my first attempt at mortise and tenon and like you it was almost the death of me. Glad yours turned out great, all the effort definitely makes it extra special.

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#3 posted 08-17-2009 03:24 AM

great table glenn

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 04:31 AM

The table looks fantastic.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 05:45 AM

Was looking through projects with Cypress and saw this. This looks great and is close to what I want to do as well. I am planning to do a table and chairs, and a bar and stools from cypress. How did you finishing it? And how does it look now?

Thanks,
Brian

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