Back-Patio 10 foot Bar Height Table

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Project by Holz_und_Geschichte41 posted 07-18-2013 04:02 PM 12403 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My former boss, who happens to be a good buddy of mine, referred his wife’s friend to me who was looking to have a table built large enough to seat some 10 to 12 people for her covered patio space at her (Betsy) home in north-central Phoenix. This was an extremely fun built from start to finish because of how enthusiastic Betsy was about having a custom table built. The first step was meeting her and her husband Keene at their home, we discussed dimensions, looked at photos from a muse-table they found at a location bar/restaurant, and discussed time tables. Once the dimensions, materials costs (Douglas Fir Pine from Lowes), and labor costs were agreed upon I went to work. The main type of joinery used was mortise & tenon (not through) with the cross support bars screwed in with large wood-screws. The long bottom foot rest is support by three planed 2×4s and the ends and in the direct center of the piece. This was one heavy project once assembled. The finish was mini0was Classic grey which gave the pine a multi-colored gray/blue hue which gives the perception of sun-worn pine but without the damage done to the wood. Fun build, big pieces, took some ingenuity getting the 10’ & 12’ foot boards through the table saw – god bless truck beds. The table, when completed, measured 10 feet long by 40 inches wide, by three feet high.

-- Ryan, Arizona

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 05:00 PM

Cool project—looks good! Interesting story.

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 08:39 PM

That turned out very nice. I am jealous. There’s no way I can find four spots in my garage that are the same, let alone six. The floor has a krummy finish on it and uneven all over. I have to build my projects upside down on my work bench.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 01:16 AM

Wow that is a big table, you did a great job…well done.

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 02:24 PM

It looks great, sturdy and huge. I’m sure the owners will enjoy it for many years. Great work!

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