|Project by longhornboyd45||posted 05-10-2010 03:51 PM||1701 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
Our house doesn’t have enough room for a formal dining table, but we do enjoy entertaining and never seem to have enough room. This was an idea i came up with after spending months looking for a nice outdoor table we could use. I was just not happy with the selection avaliable and for the ones we did like, they were just not worth the money. (i’m not going to throw down $3k for something that is not exactly what i want).
The design was something i came up with and thought would look good. I’m very pleased with the outcome. I also wanted something heavy as we have some strong winds that come off the field behind our house. The frame is 1.25”x 3” white oak half lapped at the corners. The legs are tapered white oak 3”x3” tapering down to just under 2”. They are glued and screwed outside the frame and the holes are covered with oak dowels. My favorite thing about this is the protruding mitered corners on the frame and Legs. The top is 5’x3’ with 1” glass tiles. My wife came up with the design. She has a very good eye. All that is left is to seal the top and it should be up for many years of use.
Hope you enjoy the design. I’m thinking i might carry the design inside with a new coffee table. Let me know what you think.