Deck Furniture

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Project by John posted 10-07-2010 12:20 AM 1462 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Deck furniture made from Merante. I made three tables as pictured ( approximately 2’x2’) and two 4’ long and eight deck chairs. All the joinery is mortice and tenon glued with Titebond lll and oiled with BLO although now they are mostly weathered grey. They are a few years old now and other than the weathered look, they are holding up well and are in new condition. Merante is great for outdoor projects. I copied a chair my son had on his deck which I took back to my shop to repair and decided to make a few of my own. The tables are constructed so they can double as benches for extra seating.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 01:18 PM

Nice set. Beautiful wood and good job. Send more photos.

-- Jiri

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 12:32 AM

The merante is nice to work with – rather hard and the dust is very fine but it machines nicely, accepts glue well and holds screws well. It might not be available in all markets though. Most of the furniture I see marketed as teak looks like merante to me. I don’t think I have any additional photos and all the pieces are in the basement for the winter.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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