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#1 posted 07-18-2020 05:32 PM

Hi everyone. I’ve been a long time reader but this is my first post. I’ve been woodworking for only about the last year and a half or so – took it up as a hobby to get out from behind my desk in IT. This is my first real piece of furniture – a patio cooler table. This was a mashup of a few different designs that I found, including this one by brianarice. I’ve seen individual pictures but I decided to put a more structured set of designs in place. I also built a complete plan in sketchup. Here are a few of the pictures, more are included in the links below. It isn’t perfect by any stretch (I have a bad combination of traits – I’m a hobbiest perfectionist which means I’m bound to be disappointed) but I’m thrilled that it is usable, flat and I think it looks pretty good from afar!

Any comments welcome. I was planning on writing some follow-on lessons learned posts if anyone is interested.

This is a link to my OneDrive with a PowerPoint, PDF and the Sketchup plans.

A bit about the table
This is a cedar table (I live in the great Pacific Northwest) made from 2×4’s and 2×6’s. It’s finished with one coat of Tung Oil and the top has six coats of Spar Urethane and the bottom has three coats. The cooler inserts are planters that are 24” long by 8” wide and they sit on the support beam.

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