cypress table for the deck

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Project by Sawdust posted 01-24-2012 02:07 AM 2217 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table last spring for cookouts on the deck. I used 7/8” cypress decking I had left over from the deck construction. Joinery was all mortise & tenon. I stained to match the deck, and then applied 3 topcoats of Sikkens marine varnish.

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 02:12 AM

Good use of the decking. You put a real nice finish on the cypress too. Now ….. Wheres the beer?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 02:13 AM

Looks like an extremely useful addition to your deck!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 02:15 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

Great project. How has the Sikkens Marine varnish held up?

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 02:26 AM


The Sikkens has held up very well. It is some tough stuff.

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 03:17 AM

Nice looking table.

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 03:57 AM

Great looking table .

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 02:20 AM

thats a nice made addition to a fine patio nice finish too. but out of curiosity what is that behind that also fine cooking grill ?

-- Jesus is ok with me

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#8 posted 01-25-2012 02:41 AM

Great looking table!

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 04:10 AM


That is a wall that seperates the deck from the steps to the upper deck level. I have some pictures and will post the deck project tomorrow.

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#10 posted 01-25-2012 08:09 PM

I just commented on your deck post and your table here is a nice addition to it. Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 01-25-2012 08:32 PM

Nice job, tight joints! Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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