|Project by Hurcorh||posted 04-20-2017 05:47 PM||461 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Hi all. This was a commission piece I built. The only real directive was that they wanted an outdoor table with two bench seats that had some character and texture with a dark stain.
This always puts me in two mindsets. Firstly, it gives me plenty of freedom to do my own thing. But at the same time, it always has me wondering if they will like the end product.
As it usually is the case, they did like the end product.
This reclaimed oregon was taken from an old building that was demolished not too far from where I live. Lovely, straight stuff with some nice character. I jointed together some pieces to give me enough thickness for table and bench seat legs.
Joinery was a mix of Domino’s, mortise and tenon and sliding dovetails. The table is built to be able to be disassembled if needed and there are large M12 Cross dowels and bolts holding the Mortise and Tenon’s together (similar to some knock down bed hardware).
A little pointer. You can see I messed up the location of one of the domino joints. No big deal. Use another domino to fill that slot, trim it flush and re-cut in the correct location.
Finished with a dark walnut stain and 4 coats of weatherproof oil based poly plus a coat of satin over the top to take the sheen off
This was before the top was aligned and attached.
Apologies for the sideways photos….
-- Part time woodworker, hoping to make it full time