Woodsmith Outdoor Tables

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Project by Scomel Basses posted 05-13-2013 03:03 PM 4156 views 23 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple tables I built for my mother for Mother’s Day. I just followed the plans from the Woodsmith Shop and used red cedar and a couple of tiles. It was a fun, easy build and my mother loves them.

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 03:13 PM

Nice looking tables… Really like the contrasting color of the tiles to cedar… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 03:22 PM

I’ll bet Mom loves them too. They look great.

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#3 posted 05-13-2013 03:23 PM

Thanks! I really like the contrast, as well. Another cool thing about these tables, they were extremely inexpensive to build. I think I may have spent $25-30 for all materials including the finish.

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 03:57 PM

They look great and the tile looks nice and should work well outdoors.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 03:58 PM

A super gift and nice build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 04:48 PM

Real nice. What type of finish did you use?

-- Bryan

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#7 posted 05-13-2013 07:35 PM

Thanks for the comments! I used minwax helmsman spar urethane aerosol, three coats. It went on pretty nice and looks like it will take some abuse.

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#8 posted 05-13-2013 08:28 PM

Mom will like those…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#9 posted 05-13-2013 09:09 PM

Looks great. Love the finish.

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#10 posted 05-14-2013 01:49 AM

I recently sold some cedar furniture to a granite dealer. We are working together to develop some tables with granite insets, like the tile you used. I am wondering why the slats on the bottom shelves are run differently?

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#11 posted 05-14-2013 02:42 AM

Great job. I love the idea of the tiles. The possibilities would be endless. Adding to favorite to try and duplicate them one day. Thanks for sharing…

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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Scomel Basses

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#12 posted 05-14-2013 03:39 AM

The slats on the bottom aren’t run differently. One table is just turned to provide two angles for the pic. Chad, make these tables, they are super easy, fun, and can be done in a weekend.

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#13 posted 05-14-2013 09:34 AM

Are the tiles attached to the table in anyway with adhevise or are they just set in there loose?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#14 posted 05-14-2013 12:35 PM

The plans called for the use of an adhesive. I haven’t used any as I wanted the option of easily changing out the tile should one break or if a new look is desired. They are very secure as is though they could possibly fall out if a table tips over.

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#15 posted 05-15-2013 05:32 PM

Do you have a link to the plans (online or which month the plans were in)?

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