big 3 metre long iroko table and benches for the garden

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Project by whiskygonewrong posted 05-15-2014 07:02 PM 3085 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi this is a big iroko table I made for a customer at work its 3000 mm long by 1100 wide with benches to match the length but only 300mm wide,
It’s for outside use and no finish was wanted on the item.
The top had to be glued up in six stages the photo shows the last step. Thanks for looking cheers dunk

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 07:07 PM

Beautiful work. Did you use biscuits to join the slats to the cross members?

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 07:15 PM

A really nice project, I believe that the customer has been satisfied.

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 07:15 PM

Very nice. A favorite for sure.

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 07:24 PM

All the joints in the table base and bench are mortice and tennon the same with the outside table frame I used two domino joints in each slat so it was quite stressful thanks for looking,cheers

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#5 posted 05-15-2014 10:39 PM

That is a heap of work, and a mistake could ruin a piece you’d already spent hours on. Amazing job!

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 12:13 AM

Great looking set of furniture! I’m sure your client loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 05:45 AM

That is a nice looking project, too bad your customer didn’t want any finish, the grain really pops on Iroko with a good oil/wax mix.

How did you enjoy working with Iroko, I found that for me and everyone who came into my shop, the dust was very allergenic. Made them cough like crazy.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 06:39 AM

I have used iroko before so I wore a face mask the dust is horrible it also blunted the planner blades very quickly and was a pain to sand.
I wish it had finish on it to but the customer is always right cheers

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 12:45 PM

Nicely done. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 05:22 PM


That is a whole lot of super accurate work. You guys sure know what you are doing.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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