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Project by mski posted 2470 days ago 2492 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a table we made, had a couple of the glass ones and would wake in the middle of the night to a glass shattering sound, another Santa Ana suprise, so I got the plans from WOOD Mag, I was too cheap to buy redwood so we planed some Douglas fir let it dry for a month and went to work, alot of it warped too badly so we planed some more let it dry and it came out better than I thought.
The plans were great, everthing went together well, the thing we liked was after assembly not a screw or nail to be seen, not even plugs.
We finished it with spar urethane, patted each other on the back because it looked impressive.
The only problem is that that douglas fir (my fault) is starting to seep sap, not much but I think once it’s done it will be time for a quick scuff and recoat.
For those not familiar Santa Ana Winds are hot wind created by cold air decending from the mountains and being heated by compression.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL





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TomFran

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#1 posted 2470 days ago

Beautiful table – I love it! That douglas fir looks great. Super job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Max

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#2 posted 2470 days ago

Very nice table, looks great.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Karson

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#3 posted 2470 days ago

Nice table. If this puppy is picked up it’s coming through the walls.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 2470 days ago

Hello Mark

awwwhhhh oooouuuu …. its that FIR again.

Love douglas FIR. Beautiful color and grain. Will age beautifully too !

Great looking project. Very well done.

Regards

DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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mski

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#5 posted 2470 days ago

Thanks All;
We apreciate your comments

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2470 days ago

Great table! I really like the design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2470 days ago

Great looking table. It looks like a great place to sit and enjoy the day.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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shaun

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#8 posted 2470 days ago

Nice work Mark the table came out great. I did a double take when I saw the pic. I’m putting the finishig touches on a very similar table. I’m using a spar urathane too. I was a little reluctant with this as a choice of finish at first. I used Western Red Cedar and was worried about it coming out too yellowish. I’ve got the legs done, Im wrapping up the top now. Things did get a little yellow/orange but I am actually quite pleased with the look.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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herbr

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#9 posted 2470 days ago

Really nice table! The fir looks great!

-- Spread love with our work

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jude

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#10 posted 2470 days ago

That’s beautiful. As far as the warping wood – do you leave it outside all year? If so, what kind of finish did you put on it. I’m asking cause we built a deck three years ago and put a finish on it and it’s time to refinish it again. I’ll have to sand and/or plane the wood cause it’s pretty weather damaged (we keep it outside ;0) from the Colorado sun, dryness and snow in winter.
Can you recommend a good outdoor finish that will last a few years?

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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mski

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#11 posted 2470 days ago

jude
I used spar urethane, I was worried about warping because I used cheap 2X8’s and didn’t know how dry it was. I keep it outside but here it stays about 70 all year and rarely rains so I think this finish will last along time
Spar urethane will but for a deck that would be expensive and alot of work, I found this stuff that is supposed to last 7 years
http://www.onetimewood.com/default.aspx
I never tried it but it cost $75 gallon, it’s expensive but gauraunted 7 years, if it works it is well worth the money just for the labor refinishing every 7 instead of 2 years!

Mark

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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mot

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#12 posted 2467 days ago

Really great piece! These outdoor projects are really favorites of mine!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Steve Renard

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#13 posted 2467 days ago

I just love the table you did a great job!! What are the dimensions?I have about 25 or 30 board feet of beautiful locusts that I want to make a table with if that would be enough wood,Ireally like the slat style top.

-- steve with Grains Of Passion woodworks

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mski

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#14 posted 2467 days ago

shaun, I love the leg assembly on your’s, great design
pigpen1
this plan was from Woodsmith Mag I don’t know the BF but here is the list of lunber,
4 2X6X8
2 4X4X8 (I used 1 10’)
6 1X6X8 (5/4 DECKING) I used 2X6’s Planned down, couldn’t find 5/4 decking.
Here’s the link to the plan, there is even matching stools and a tray table.

http://www.plansnow.com/patiotable.html

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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oscorner

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#15 posted 2467 days ago

Great table! Now you need to make some matching chairs.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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