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Outdoor Cedar Table with built in coolers for beer and wine

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Project by Zards posted 08-01-2013 08:00 AM 7404 views 48 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real wood project, built out of cedar. Found some good plans on the net of course, had to modify the table to fit some “mistakes” I made.

Learned the benefits of a pocket jeg. Nice!

A big thanks to this community for they were instrumental in me getting the finish done. USed Sikkens Cetrol 1 and worked out great. (so far!)





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-01-2013 10:27 AM

Super nice, great build. Have many hours of enjoyment from this project.

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 11:24 AM

cool!!! lol

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 11:26 AM

Great job.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 11:29 AM

Sweet, no one would have to get up until you need to restock, then it would come down to Rock-Paper-Scissors.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 11:39 AM

Most awesome!! That is what everyone needs at their table!
I also want to Welcome you to Lumberjocks!! I great site, I just love this place I hope you will too..
Very cool table and first project, WOW!! Nice , Nice work!
Welcome again, and thank you for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 12:08 PM

great looknig project, care to share details on the cooler part

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ward63

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 02:56 PM

Great idea! A well-stocked table.
Thanks for sharing

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Lgbulldogs

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#8 posted 08-01-2013 03:29 PM

Awesome Table. I’m looking to do one of these. Any details or plan links would be great. Thanks for sharing.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 08-01-2013 04:00 PM

Very cool table, love the you have covers for the cooler with the planks. Interested in hearing the design of the legs and the what appears to be a bolt counter sunk into the post. Love using Sikkens geat product…

Pics of the cooler and drain would be interesting as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Zards

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#10 posted 08-01-2013 04:28 PM

Thank for all the nice comments. here is some more info.

I wish the design was all me, but it was not. These guys did a great job of explaining in more detail the projecthttp://www.domesticated-engineer.com/woodworking.html.

Their plan was good, enough to get me started, but I had to deviate from mistakes I made and the wrong sizes of boards that I cut. but I learned some lessons the hard way, like when you lay the table top on a floor to screw all the planks together, you need to make sure your floor is flat. Mine was not! I now know to use wood clamps on each board, THEN screw it in. Slower, but it works!

I took the previous sites design and just added more boards for a wider table. I didn’t like the look of a 2×4 for the legs, so I added 4×4, but should of added them much earlier to the design, for the only way to really secure them was to use the large counter sunk screws from the table top. My plan is to use a wood plug, but my beer drinking friends found out that the holes hold a beer cap fairly well. So not sure what Ill do just yet.

The tubs for the ice are just regular 24×7 planter boxes. I have just a cork plug right now as a drain, and it works fine. I originally had this really cool steam punk brass and copper system with a valve, but getting a hole drilled in the planters was a pain, the planters kept cracking. So I just pulled out the planters large plastic plug and the cork works.

The finish came out perfect for what I wanted, that Sikkens Cetol 1 stuff goes on easy, three coats, only a extremely fine sanding at the end to get off any mosquitos that were stuck on the stain.

Have to say this project was fun, and now I’m looking at making more wood projects, so Im hooked!

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Dorty

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#11 posted 08-01-2013 04:45 PM

This is really nice!! See attached link, these might come in handy to mount on the legs. My parents installed these on there table by the pool.

http://www.bottleopener.com/Guinness-Wall-Mounted-Bottle-Opener.html

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#12 posted 08-01-2013 04:57 PM

Great party table! Enjoy!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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FlyingMLB

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#13 posted 08-01-2013 06:14 PM

Welcome and great job. Looks like I have another project in my future. Plans are never to be followed exactly; that’s what makes woodworking so fun. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#14 posted 08-01-2013 11:16 PM

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#15 posted 08-02-2013 01:15 AM

Sikkens should be strong medicine for protecting wood out of doors… Let us know how it holds up

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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