Outdoor side tables

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Project by yzf600 posted 04-14-2008 04:25 AM 1748 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 4th project.

I over estimated how much lumber I needed for my friend’s adirondack chairs, so I decided to build 2 side tables to somewhat match the chairs I built for him.

You can’t tell it from the pics, but the table tops are a slotted type. This was my first mortise and tenon project. I was planning on having the tenons protrude the mortises, but I couldn’t get it to look right. I just sanded them flush.

Like the chairs, I used tung oil as a finish.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 04:35 AM

Very nice tables. The through tenons add a nice detail to the tables as well. I think what you did with them looks fine. It adds an interesting element to the legs.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 04:39 AM

It looks great as is. You did an excellent job. I take it he was pleased with the work?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 05:36 AM

Nice job on the tables.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 02:21 PM

NICE job-

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 04:06 PM

Really nice. Great design and crisp workmanship.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 04:24 PM

I really like the breadboard ends – vey nicely done.


-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 04:26 PM

Those look good enough to be indoor tables too. Nice job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 04-15-2008 02:08 AM

Nice looking tables.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 09:31 PM

Very nice table design and execution : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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