|Project by Matthew T. Smith||posted 06-16-2011 07:18 PM||1250 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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, www.woodleafstudios.com