|Project by Mary Anne||posted 05-18-2010 07:16 PM||8625 views||8 times favorited||20 comments|
Built from rough sawn 8/4 cedar. This was my first time milling all the wood for a large project. My shop, my house, and my deck all smell absolutely wonderful! Every piece went through the jointer, planer, and drum sander before cutting. All edges were routed with a 1/8” round over bit. The color looks dark because the heavens opened up and poured down rain just as I was finishing up. I have not made a decision whether to seal or not to seal—your suggestions and opinions are welcomed.
I do not care for the all-in-one picnic tables with the benches attached that you have climb into to sit down. There is nothing too unique in the design of this one—just a straightforward trestle table and a couple of benches to match. I doubled the feet on the table for extra stability (might put in another block to fill the gap and make it look more like a solid piece), and I put the stringers up high to give plenty of knee room for people and head room for dogs.
In picture #2, my lovely model Alice is certain I chose cedar in an attempt to match the color of her coat. I have her approval.
Picture #3 is Cindy Bear who winters in a cave behind my house. She was already making off with the pic-a-nic basket and would not stick around to pose with the table.
Thanks for looking, and a happy spring and summer to you all!