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Project by Gregg M. posted 05-23-2016 03:33 PM 1667 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.

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





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bygrace

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

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

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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Mean_Dean

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#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 -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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helluvawreck

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

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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

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TheGreatJon

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#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.

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BurlyBob

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

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

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gargey

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

Very nice

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majuvla

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#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

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Ken90712

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

congrats, sweet table

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

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JRD53

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

Nice table, really like the dark finish and design.

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Gregg M.

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#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

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Gregg M.

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

thanks for the nice comments…

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

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