Patio table

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Project by DMC1903 posted 04-22-2013 08:51 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well another summer project is checked off the list.
My first table was made of redwood wth 120 mortise and tenons for the slats on the table top.
While doing the dry fit, a gust of wind threw the top in the air destroying the shoulders on the mortises
So, this one is made of Douglas Fir wth some General finish gel stain & GF outdoor oil
The aprons and center supports are mortise & tenon, I opted to use pocket screws to attach the top, in case a board needs replacement
The good thing about doing all those M&T is my joints are tight, just another lesson in the wood shop

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 10:07 PM

Very nice Abe, but I’m confused about the 120 M&Ts. Exactly where are they? – between the top slats?, like biscuits? or a spline?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 10:31 PM

Sorry for the confusion on the M&T’s, here is an example of the type of table top I had built and was referring too

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 11:42 PM

very nice,great job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Tom S.

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 01:20 AM

Was this table made from a plan I would be interested in locating it if it was it’s a beautifu table

-- Sunrunner34

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 01:25 AM

You sir are quite the Table maker – well done, both of them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 04-23-2013 03:57 AM

Thanks for the compliments, I didn’t have any plans for the table. Generally I look for ideas from
LJ’s or refer to my wife’s file of ” can you build this”?

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 11:51 AM

Nice looking table.A pati isn’t complete without a table. Patio table is the central attraction of your patio.The right patio table will transform your patio into a beautiful patio to enjoy with your loved ones.Solid wood patio tables are last for many years.

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