|Project by Don Broussard||posted 06-07-2012 05:56 PM||1602 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a table I made out of some salvaged pressure treated (PT) lumber, and is used outside by the fire pit, mostly as a spot to temporarily place fireside beverages while having fireside chats. The granite top was given to me by a neighbor who had a few left over pieces from a kitchen remodel. This was my first attempt at draw boring, and I am pretty happy with the results. The center stretcher is a mortise and tenon joint that is just glued in place. There are no screws or nails in the project. By the way, the dowels I used in the draw bores are poplar. I ran the apron stock through the table saw and cut a couple of shallow grooves (not quite flutes) for decoration, but the table is really too low to see that (but I know they are there).
The top is 22”x 25” and the base is roughly 19”x22”, and the top is 18” above finished grass. Gravity is holding the granite top in place.
-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!