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Project by Macster posted 12-07-2013 03:35 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a place to set some decorations on the porch. As you can see in the first picture, I have an abundance of cedar. Some of it is for a toddler swing set I have been asked to build for our church. I also thought it would look good with the cedar porch swing I made earlier this year (see that post here). She didnt want anything fancy, but I was thinking why build something that doesnt look good. So this is what I came up with. This is my first time doing tapered legs and I have to say the simplicity of it surprised me. I went online and looked for tapering jig videos, found one that didnt look too difficult to make. It wasnt. I put a 45* chamfer on the top and a 1/4” roundover on the bottom…she is really pleased with it and thats all that matters, but I think it turned out quite nice as well. It is finished wit Spar Urethane.

Thanks for looking and as always, comments and constructive criticism is welcome.

-- "Still Learning"





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JAY Made

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#1 posted 12-07-2013 04:25 PM

That looks nice. did you just attach the legs to the table top cant tell from the angle of the photo.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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Macster

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#2 posted 12-07-2013 04:39 PM

yes i did…pocket screws…no glue.

-- "Still Learning"

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#3 posted 12-07-2013 06:53 PM

You did a nice job. The top looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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milwen

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#4 posted 12-07-2013 07:47 PM

Looks awesome. I really like the beveled edge and the use of sapwood.

Kevin

-- Kevin

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Macster

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 09:46 PM

Thanks guys!

-- "Still Learning"

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Macster

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#6 posted 12-07-2013 09:46 PM

currently working on a shelf to put underneath it.

-- "Still Learning"

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 03:20 PM

Looks great. What did you use the finish?

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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Macster

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#8 posted 12-08-2013 04:42 PM

I used 2 coats of Spar Urethane, brushed on.

-- "Still Learning"

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 05:12 PM

That’s a nice table. You should be proud of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Macster

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#10 posted 12-16-2013 05:38 PM

Porch table with the shelf completed.

-- "Still Learning"

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