|Project by danoaz||posted 12-25-2013 09:39 PM||1255 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
After replacing an old cedar gates (see my other projects) I had pieces left over from the old and new. I also needed to replace an old wicker table and here it is. Totally thrown together on the fly. I had all these little 3/4 inch strips and played around with how to make a top out of them. In case you wondered, I wasn’t trying to make them level on the top and so some are recessed a little. Even the curved end pieces came from cutting an arch for the new gates. Legs and cross pieces are from old material that has marks and dents for character.
I am not too thrilled with the slates on the bottom even though they are cedar they just don’t go with the rest of the table and so I will probably change that out.
Finished with several coats of linseed oil and will probably do that once a summer here in Phoenix. Mortise and tenon joints. I really enjoy how cedar cuts and it is such a light weight wood. Unfortunately here in Phoenix, I have to special order cedar, can’t pick and choose, and sort of live with what I get unless I want to pay dearly for clear. Thanks for looking.
Update : 10-26-2014 – I finally got around to putting in a better lower shelf on this about three months ago. The fun part about this piece is that it wasn’t trying to be a work of art. Character flaws are considered just character in this table. It looks wet because I did just wash it off after it collected dust being on the outdoor patio for the summer.
-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright