Patio table

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Project by Jerry posted 10-28-2016 09:03 PM 981 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend at work asked me to build his family an outdoor patio table. The fun part of this project was that Randy had a table top that his grandfather had been using years ago…he believed in the 50’s…with all the rings from were it was obvious plant pots or other round wet things had sat at one time…so the first picture kind of shows the top layed on the table base…

The last picture shows underneath the top, were original wood slats had been installed from the factory to support the original legs (unfortunately long gone). (We could actually see what was left of an original factory label under one of the slats). This made it the fun part of the project in that I did not want to destroy or damage the original wood slats. However, I did have to remove one of the slats that ran the length of the top as there was a missing matching support on the opposite side. Without removing the original length slat, the top just did not fit correctly, nor look right, on the top of the table top no matter what I did.

Sized the top to snugly fit the original wood slats.

His family asked for a drawer underneath the top and I knew that they were going to ask for a shelf at the bottom so you see the slats I made to build that.

All Western Red cedar construction, except for a piece of outdoor rated plywood to help tie the top together and that could be used for a future change to the top if needed. Did not finish the table so left that up to Randy and his family to decide what color to use.

-- Jerry, Plano, Tx

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#1 posted 10-29-2016 01:47 PM

I like this table a lot. You certainly brought back some good memories of grandpa. Some of the most enjoyable projects I do are when a neighbor bring something over to be fixed or an idea that needs built. Well done my friend.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#2 posted 10-29-2016 06:21 PM

It’s a nice patio table and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 10-29-2016 08:25 PM

That’s really nice. I am not at all sure I could find western red cedar in stores around the Texas coastal area (I’m in Houston.).


-- Jim, Houston, TX

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