Small cedar outdoors table

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Project by BOBAH posted 09-22-2014 05:24 AM 1688 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building a new deck this summer, I realized that it it would be nice to have smaller table by our zero gravity chairs – to be able to put a bottle, glasses, a candle etc.

This one is made of nice-looking heartwood cedar boards (I love darker color of heartwood cedar). Slightly tapered legs, tenon and mortice joints. Finish: Sikkens Cetol Marine, carnauba wax.

Picked Sikkens product for finish as everybody says it is the best for outdoors furniture. Did not particularly like its orangish tint – in my opinion, on dark cedar the clear finish looks best. I sprayed three layers of shellac on a scrap piece – it looked fantastic. Too bad shellac is not for outdoors.

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 01:06 AM

Nice looking table, the cedar is a good color. Outdoor finishes are always interesting. Will you have to treat the table with sikkens every year or two?

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 04:52 AM

Thank you. Yes, as with every other outdoor treatment, it needs to be regularly refreshed. I hope it could hold more than 1-2 years between treatments – here in western WA, we don’t have too much sun to worry about quick discoloration by UV :-) Let’s see how it withstands our rain season though.

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 03:20 PM

Now that is one nice looking table.

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