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Project by ramram posted 2355 days ago 2298 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a picnic table that could be taken apart for storage during the long winters in Northern New York.This trestle table is made of cypress with purple heart pegs holding the two cross members in place. They come out, the top comes off and it stores until the warm weather returns…about June! The parrot is extra…

-- Rick Hackett





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TomFran

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#1 posted 2355 days ago

Hey, that is a NICE table! Great job. The parrot looks great too!

The table will last a lot longer storing it inside for the winters. Good idea.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2355 days ago

Man, I really love this!

And I hope that little fella puts some clothes on before winter. :-)

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 2355 days ago

It will stay lighter longer, but I don’t know if it will last longer if kept indoors in the winter. The cypress will last forever. I don’t know about the purpleheart.

Very nice table.

You daughter should be able to pass it on in her will.

-- 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2355 days ago

WOW! That is a great looking table!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gizmodyne

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#5 posted 2355 days ago

Very nice mix of woods.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Greg Mitchell

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#6 posted 2355 days ago

Great job on the table.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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shaun

360 posts in 2411 days


#7 posted 2355 days ago

Love the table. What’s the chances of getting you to blog the process of making the base/legs?

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

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wwnovice

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#8 posted 2355 days ago

Great looking table, and interesting design.

-- John

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2355 days ago

That is some picnic table!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Hrolfr

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#10 posted 2160 days ago

Love it love the portibilty of it…... I do alot of camping type trips and this would be perfect for setting up at one of my sites…. awesome table!!!!

-- Hrolfr

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frogfive

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#11 posted 1100 days ago

Nice job! How does the top come off? I would love to see a picture of that.

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Randolph Torres

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#12 posted 861 days ago

great job, built for a lifetime of enjoyment, strong, durable, attractive, masculine, breakdown, perfect.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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