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Outdoor table from scrap Cedar

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Project by danoaz posted 12-25-2013 09:39 PM 736 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
Outdoor table from scrap Cedar
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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





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#1 posted 12-27-2013 04:36 AM

That turned out very nice. Good use of scraps. You’re right about the slats on the bottom. I’m sure you’ll come up with something once you get more scraps. Thank you for sharing.

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