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Project by Rob posted 12-24-2007 10:51 PM 1970 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyones, Firstly, my wife, Sandra and I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe Holiday season and hope that your new year is filled with joy and fulfillment.

This is a table that I had to “knock up” in a bit over a week so we could have Christmas outside. Its solid Merbau,2.4metres by 1.4metres.
I promise to show the table with all the food’n’stuff later today.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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#1 posted 12-24-2007 11:16 PM

Christmas outside! I’m jealous! Beautiful project!

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#2 posted 12-25-2007 01:14 AM

Beauty table. Merbau? Is that like Ipe?

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#3 posted 12-25-2007 08:25 AM

Wow – nice table and benches. Christmas dinner outside, we can almost do that, but not quite – still a little too cool.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Rob

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#4 posted 12-25-2007 09:09 PM

Dusty,
I’m not sure what “Ipe” is, but Merbau is also called Kwila and originates from coastal swamps in Indonesia and New Guinea. it is a very hard, durable timber, full of tannins and is emminently suited to outdoor furniture, along the lines of Teak.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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#5 posted 12-26-2007 01:44 AM

Great Job… Was this your own design?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 12-26-2007 05:21 AM

Rob, Ipe is grown in South America on supposedly sustainable tracts, but like your Merbau is very hard, strong and impervious to weather and insects. They are building a lot of decks with it now and it is getting more common.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/

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#7 posted 12-26-2007 09:58 PM

Rob! Wow! Great undertaking!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Rob

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#8 posted 12-27-2007 01:55 AM

Hi Chris,
Yes, the table is pretty much my own design. I think I might move the pedestals out a bit though, as there is a little too much extension from where they currenty are fixed and the end of the table. It could “droop” over time.

Dusty,
Then its pretty much the same. Merbau is used extensively for decking and outdoor furniture, along with Ironbark and Spotted Gum.

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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#9 posted 12-27-2007 02:00 AM

A neet table. he benches look like they could be unstable. do they sit OK. I like the design on the table base.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#10 posted 12-27-2007 09:28 PM

Hi Karson,

The benches are OK on flat ground, but could really have been a bit wider in retrospect.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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