LumberJocks

herringbone outdoor table top

  • Advertise with us
Project by Gregg M. posted 05-23-2016 03:33 PM 1113 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make an outdoor table top based off a picture the client had seen for a DIY project. The top was in a herringbone style. I sketched it up (not really, used SketchUp) in a few different formats hoping to get them to reconsider the herringbone pattern. I was hoping to make the build a bit simpler and to save myself some time on the glue up. I was not able to convince the client, so I went with what they wanted (image that). The top is made out of 5/4” x 6” Western Red Cedar. Mortise and tenon joinery with loose tenons. The finish is two coats of brown maple solar lux stain followed by three coats of a spar urethane, sprayed.

Design:

Build:

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





11 comments so far

View bygrace's profile

bygrace

164 posts in 1364 days


#1 posted 05-23-2016 10:24 PM

It turned out beautiful! I can see why the client wouldn’t budge.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

View Mean_Dean's profile (online now)

Mean_Dean

4874 posts in 2542 days


#2 posted 05-23-2016 11:50 PM

Well, I’m glad you went with the herringbone pattern—it looks great for this tabletop!

-- Dean

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

22562 posts in 2261 days


#3 posted 05-24-2016 12:30 PM

It’s very beautiful and I’m sure the client will be pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View TheGreatJon's profile

TheGreatJon

288 posts in 628 days


#4 posted 05-24-2016 01:21 PM

Well, now my wife wants me to make her a patio table based on some picture she saw of a really nice herringbone pattern. Thanks for that.

;-)

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

3296 posts in 1660 days


#5 posted 05-24-2016 01:59 PM

That’s a really sharp looking table. Wish I had a place for something like that.

View gargey's profile

gargey

345 posts in 170 days


#6 posted 05-24-2016 03:04 PM

Very nice

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

8390 posts in 2262 days


#7 posted 05-24-2016 05:23 PM

Congratulationss for daily top 3. The table isso massive and very good looking. Good work on joinery.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

16831 posts in 2583 days


#8 posted 05-25-2016 08:51 AM

congrats, sweet table

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View JRD53's profile

JRD53

5 posts in 224 days


#9 posted 05-27-2016 03:07 AM

Nice table, really like the dark finish and design.

View Gregg M.'s profile

Gregg M.

160 posts in 1076 days


#10 posted 05-27-2016 06:58 PM

Your welcome. I would show her the straight version of that table. Much easier to glue up!


Well, now my wife wants me to make her a patio table based on some picture she saw of a really nice herringbone pattern. Thanks for that.

;-)

- TheGreatJon


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

View Gregg M.'s profile

Gregg M.

160 posts in 1076 days


#11 posted 05-27-2016 06:58 PM

thanks for the nice comments…

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com