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Cedar picnic table

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Project by Garald Ansley posted 1404 days ago 1319 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, well my friend wanted me to make him some picnic tables for out at his farm. The table is made from cedar that we harvested at the farm, slabbed out with a chainsaw and planed down by hand. Very enjoyable and learning project. No nails, bolts, screws used in this table…held together with joinery. After i took the pic of the table on the porch i broke one of the legs moving it…had a big knot right under the lap joint on the leg. Note to self…pay attention to defects in wood! Top is coated with a couple coats of tung oil.

-- Garald, Mayetta, KS





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SPHinTampa

548 posts in 2311 days


#1 posted 1403 days ago

Table top looks really nice.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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aurora

206 posts in 1878 days


#2 posted 1403 days ago

GA,
no nails, screws, bolts = real old school. would love to see more pics of specifics of joinery. is the top dovetailed to the side cleats? how are the side cleats fastened to the legs?

nice job, your joinery approach and gorgeous top really distinguishes your table from the crowd.

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Garald Ansley

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#3 posted 1403 days ago

aurora…side cleats are attatched to the top via sliding dovetail, legs tennoned into the top and pegged to cleat

-- Garald, Mayetta, KS

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