Outside Table

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Project by ugoboy posted 02-22-2015 08:32 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Girlfriend were sitting outside having coffee one morning and she said “It sure would be nice to have something to set her coffee on” So I went into the shop and found some wormy Ash that I had left over from a bench. I made the frame and legs with Ash. I also had a couple pieces of cherry for the drawers. When it came to the front and top I really didn’t have anything pretty so I went to see my Friend Steve. I rummaged thru his pile of wood and found a 2” thick piece of Mesquite with a really cool live edge. After getting it home I realized it was just too small for the top so I cut it down and made a bread board design (No end grain showing) I also took a piece for the drawer front. The table came out really nice, But looked a little plain so I added a Star to the middle. Then I probably bit off more than I could chew I added some banding to the top, but I didn’t plan out the joins very well so I had to make some corner rosettes. Some reason the rosettes didn’t come out the right color but it hide my corner flaws. I still haven’t come up with a handle for the front. I just love the grain of the mesquite. I am thinking to make just a simple pull knob from some dyed black Popular.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 04:50 AM


That is NOT an outdoor table.
I think it should go indoors or the girlfriend outdoors—-or both.
Too nice a job to be treated thus.

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 05:18 AM

I agree, get that table inside! Put a bucket upside down outside for her to set the coffee on. Very nice job!

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 10:10 AM

I’d have to see the girlfriend before I’d make harsh comments like that.

Nice table…....................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 01:32 PM

He’s got plenty of porch to protect from rain. Also as resident lumber provider if you want, i’ve got some ebony you could use for a pull, or i’ve got some black aniline dye if you need to dunk a pull.

Having seen it in person I do have to say it’s a lovely bit of work.

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 01:47 PM

Love it. Inside is my vote.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 09:47 PM

Steve, can you have a word in Guy`s ear for the rest of us.
He needs more help than a few bits of ebony.
All in fun,

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