Redwood Patio Table Set

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Project by Thepps posted 06-06-2012 08:07 PM 15640 views 56 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this patio table set out of redwood. Whole lot of mortises (and tenons) on this project. 176 mortises on the table and another 84 for the chairs. The back slats on the chairs I cut on my scroll saw (don’t have a bandsaw) to create the curve. I bent laminated the armrests. Sprayed seven coats of Epifanes varnish. Waited a day in between to let dry. It’s a very long finishing procedure, but it’s worth it.

The extensions in the table are removable.
Thanks for looking!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 10:24 PM

Beautiful table.. Just goes to show the more you put into something the more you get out… great job.

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 10:46 PM

That is a beautiful patio set!

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 12:05 AM

Wow – that is just amazing. I really like the design and the finish is beautiful.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 12:16 AM

Excellent work! With all those mortises and tenons, I bet you can do them in your sleep. Very nice!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 12:47 AM

Its beautiful …..put it inside quick!

-- Bill Native Texan

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#6 posted 06-07-2012 01:57 AM

That is absolutely stunning. Great job!

-- Childress Woodworks

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#7 posted 06-07-2012 03:26 AM

love the chair design. did you come up with it or is it from plans?

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#8 posted 06-07-2012 04:27 AM

No plans. Just brought different ideas together I found on the internet.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#9 posted 06-07-2012 12:44 PM

Really really Nice!!!

Bob D

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 01:36 PM

Well done!! Great design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 06-07-2012 01:57 PM

Are the table legs solid or laminated? It could be the grain pattern but in some pictures they look solid and others look laminated. I ask because I am trying to build an outdoor table from Cedar but cannot source good quality (not deck quality) 12/4 cedar. This is beautiful


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#12 posted 06-07-2012 05:16 PM

They’re laminated. Almost impossible to find high quality 12/4 stock from a lumberyard.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#13 posted 06-07-2012 05:18 PM

Thanks, I plan on laminating mine as well. They look awesome. If mine come out half that nice I will be satisfied.


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#14 posted 06-07-2012 05:24 PM

Great job, what a patio set you have made here. I just finished an outdoor table and used Epifanes as well. They told me not to spray it. Would love to here what you learned and expiranced while doing this. I like the finish and the UV protection it provides, but I ran into some issues on the final coat trying to smooth it out. Please shoot me an email on here when you get time so I can learn what you have discovered. I had so sand the finish coat to 4000 then buff it to get the slight white haze out that apeared no matter how soft you touched it with 0000 steel wool or 1000 grit. There R&D departmen were nice but I really don’t think they knew as much as they should have. I sent pics and talked to them a few times but it was Charles Neil that got me on the road to recovery.

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

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#15 posted 06-07-2012 06:39 PM

Nice job all the way around. Chair design and finish are fantastic.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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