Cedar Table

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Project by Chris Love posted 10-28-2011 10:46 PM 1625 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was made for the school auction 2010. It is western red cedar: 4×4s, 5/4×4s, 2×4s, and 2×6s. This project was alot of fun. My wife even helped with the router in making the top round. Again all of the joinery is pocket holes and gorilla glue. I like to use this with outdoor furniture because where I live we get a little rain now and then. This keeps the screws from rusting out and/or staining the wood.

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 10:50 PM

A little nothing, but we only have 8 more months of rain. Nice looking table, are you gonna put a finish on it?

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Chris Love

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 10:58 PM

Amen! Only 8 more months…For the auctions I usually provide unfinshed so that the buyer can finish as they like. I do include a paper with a recommended finishing technique…

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 03:46 AM

Nice table. I’ll bet it brought a good dollar at auction!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 01:43 PM

Great job!! We will take some of that rain off your hands.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 09:37 PM

Just so you know you can get stainless screws, they dont stain ceadar!

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Chris Love

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 09:50 PM

The stainless screw won’t rust but as water runs across them they will discolor the wood over time. Hiding the screws is the only thing I have found that works completely. Even countersinking and plugging has the problem of the plugs popping out.

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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