Teak Table Anniversary Gift

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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 06-16-2011 07:18 PM 1751 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently my wife and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary. She was pleasantly surprised when I brought home this teak table for our deck. She had been looking in stores trying to find something that would compliment our teak chairs with no luck. I designed and built this table using leftover wood from a recent project. There were very few boards of any size available yet there were a number of narrow strips/drops that made for a nice “breathing top”, a top that sheds rain water. The legs turn 90 degrees at each corner to create a sense of movement. The brass screws join the legs to the aprons and add a little decorative interest. Epoxy was used to join the mitered top and reinforce the joinery. The table is finished with teak oil. All in all it is a marvelous replacement for the old glass and white metal table that did not match our deck furniture.

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 01:48 AM

It’s beautiful….

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 04:10 AM

nice work Matthew, i love to work with teak
i can get it here for around $2 sf wet

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 08:03 AM

It’s a beautiful table that you have made, I like the right angle leg orientation theme you have going.

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

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 03:39 PM

Very nice!! Great design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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