Outdoor Dining Table with Benches

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Project by Quikenuff posted 06-25-2017 08:56 PM 1435 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My In-laws asked me to build an outdoor table and benches almost two years ago. They only had one requirement, that it be as long as I could confidently build. Before I embarked on this project it took me a while to decide on a style and materials, then it took a little longer to acquire some additional tools I knew I would “need”.

The overall dimensions of the table are 29” X 36” X 108” and the 4 benches 18” X 15” X 44”. Made from local 8/4 cypress. It took me about 3 months to build. I used traditional mortise and tenon joinery with wedged through tenons joining the table aprons to the legs. Finished with 2 coats of penetrating epoxy and 2 – 3 coats of Epifanes matte varnish.

Hopefully they feel it was worth the wait.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 06-26-2017 12:09 AM

Very nice table. Good craftsmanship.

-- Scott

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 01:05 AM

Man, you must really like your in-laws. The design is awesome. I really like the bevel edges. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 01:24 AM

Man, you must really like your in-laws. The design is awesome. I really like the bevel edges. Well done.

- 489tad

Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for the design. I found it in FWW issue #235 made it 4’ longer and adapted it for outdoors. The benches came from issue #207.

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 05:14 AM

Beautiful design of benches and table legg set. I like the curves on the table.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 01:21 PM

This is a beautiful outdoor dining table set.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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