|Forum topic by Cory||posted 12-29-2014 03:01 PM||655 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-29-2014 03:01 PM
This is my first real piece of furniture that counts so I’d love all of the advice and feedback you guys can give me on material, finish, build methods—anything.
My wife and I have a large back patio/porch that’s covered but not enclosed. It won’t be exposed to the sun but will get wet from time to time during heavy wind and rain. She would like me to build matching tables for her couch and chairs. Here’s my wife’s inspiration pic (she likes the table style).
Local lumber available: Oak, poplar, sassafras, maple, elm, walnut, cherry, cedar. My wife is against cedar. My current top candidate is sassafras.
Finish: Her plan is to drown it in TWP 1500 oil based stain.
Construction methods: No nails/screws. Dowels from skirts to legs. Top to be a glued up panel. What is the best way to connect top?
Thank you guys for any advice you can give me. :)