Outside Table for the house

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Project by JerryBerry posted 02-22-2011 02:12 AM 1354 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We don’t smoke in the house, so we needed an outdoor table to hold our drinks and ashtray. Again, this is all re-purposed wood. Most of this is from Wooden Pallets and the top of the table came from an old barn. I love re-purposing wood. Cheap, easy, and keeps the wood out of the woodpile to burn.

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#1 posted 02-22-2011 03:13 AM

It’s always nice to re-use wood, old barn wood you can’t beat it but get rid of the ashtray then you will out live your table .

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 05:20 AM

Nice job on the table. I been wanting to make me a couple of tables for my porch. Keep the projects rolling in.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 08:24 PM

Does anything keep this from rocking from right to left or is it pretty sturdy? Thank you for turning it on it’s side and including that photo. good idea.
I do a bunch of stuff from recycled wood as well. Thanks for showing this piece. gives me some ideas on how to construct a table in a new way.

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#4 posted 02-22-2011 11:11 PM

The part that is tricky, so that it doesn’t rock, is the top part. Old wood is NOT straight, so you have to measure, measure and then just for good cause, measure again. I cut all of the legs the same size, then of course, since the top is NOT straight, I had to cut some legs a teensy bit shorter to get it level. It is very sturdy. Me and my brother-in-law both sat on it, at the SAME TIME. That’s about 430 pounds of weight. (I’m only 200. LOL) So, yep, it’s sturdy. My dad was a carpenter, and taught me, “If you’re gonna build it, make it last.” So, I do!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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