slate top picnic table

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Project by BodieT posted 03-10-2011 02:53 PM 6895 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I did a few years ago for myself. I got the top, a manufactured slate top that was headed to the dumpster. The pt wood on the base was from a buddy who did a deck tear out 15 years ago! This wood was probably at least 20 years old when I got it. Very heavy a guy on each corner if ever need to move. Enjoy.

-- Bodie, Westerville, Ohio "Beer is proof God loves us, and wants us to be happy", Ben Franklin.

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 03:06 PM

Nice job of recycling a very cool top. I see a bike in the garage. What are you riding?

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 03:25 PM

Now that is a beefy picnic table! Very cool.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 03:42 PM

Way to recycle – looks like it will hold a small army of people. That’s the way to build them! Love the idea of recycling the materials.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 04:39 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, first time I have seen slate with that type of finish, you may have started a new
trend in theftproof picnic tables. Nice looking shop and good idea with the recycling of wood, that new
stuff is a little expensive. Hope you enjoy this site as much as the rest of us and enjoy many more years
of playing in the shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 05:05 PM

Thanks all. Terry 04 Harley Softail Standard (FXST)

-- Bodie, Westerville, Ohio "Beer is proof God loves us, and wants us to be happy", Ben Franklin.

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 06:19 PM

Very nice work!!! Good luck to make your next project!!!

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Will Mego

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 07:47 PM

yeah, that’s how to keep them from getting stolen, make them like 1400lbs!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#8 posted 03-11-2011 02:34 AM

Now hat is a nice table, will not have to worry about wobbling

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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David LaBolle

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#9 posted 03-11-2011 02:48 AM

Nice one. That’s Hawaiian size. I’ve seen a few that big, with a small Webber or Japanese barbecue inset in the middle of the table so you can sit, chat, drink beer, and barbecue a few snacks all at the same time. Nothing like a good size picnic table to hang out with the boys at.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#10 posted 03-12-2011 12:27 AM

I never knew that Slate came in so many colors .
Thanks for posting this great recycling project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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