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Project by tctaylor79 posted 05-10-2011 01:52 AM 1076 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife and I decided to make a few extra $$$ this summer, so we’re making outdoor furniture.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 05-10-2011 02:15 AM

Very cool. Everyone loves a well built picnic table! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 05-10-2011 02:22 AM

Tim the tool man taylor ?

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#3 posted 05-10-2011 03:18 AM

A classic!
I actually use one of these as a workbench when I’m doing woodwork outside.

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 05-10-2011 12:31 PM

I also build picnic tables i have already sold 12 this year and just got an order for 4 more.I started using 4×4 for the legs instead of 2x and they started to sell a lot better.Just curios where you sell yours I sell my mainly to friends.They look nice and i hope that you have good luck.My best seller ever believe it or not was a real small table that i built that was only 30 inches long.I sold more of them than any other size have not built that size in a few years but they did great.

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#5 posted 05-11-2011 05:57 AM

Nice looking tables. I also have one outside my shop that I use to work off of sometimes.
Tim, a word of advice on picnic tables. Use 2 1/2” x 5/8” lag screws instead of carriage bolts. Tack the streachers to the legs with a couple 2 1/2” screws and then drill a pilot holes for two lags per leg. You don’t have to worry about the carriage bolt treads scratching your legs and it’s faster than messing with the nuts & bolts.
Bless you guys making and selling picnic tables. I used to make six, 6’ tables at a time and sell them for $150 apiece. Mostly to bars and restaurants. PT pine is too exspensive for that anymore. I made two last year but they were redwood w/ 8 board tops, six across and one on each end but I had to get $600 apiece. Redwood was $300 plus hardware per table. 6’9” tables.
Welcome to LJs Tim.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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tctaylor79

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#6 posted 05-11-2011 03:08 PM

Woodman, I’ve actually put an ad in Craigslist to broaden my customer base and so far things are going pretty well. I like the idea of 4×4 legs, is that cost effective? Gives the table a little different look for sure.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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