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Project by jma213 posted 05-17-2017 12:28 PM 1916 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years back I was lucky enough to get 8 boards of 2” thick clear white cedar. I always wanted to build an outdoor project with them, but wasn’t 100% sure what to build. Last month my patio table finally deteriorated to a point that was beyond repair so I decided to build this Outdoor farm table from the Cedar. I used the FESTOOL DOMINO for all the joints – made glue up a breeze. The Skirting is White Oak painted a distressed black color. I used CETOL Window and Door stain for the top. I used Dark Oak first (2 coats) and then used Clear (4 additional coats). Not sure how it will hold up on a horizontal surface, but worst case – I’ll sand it down and start over.

Absolutely love how it turned out – seats 8 comfortably!

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#1 posted 05-17-2017 01:04 PM

Beautiful table. Love dimensional lumber. Nice work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#2 posted 05-17-2017 01:45 PM

Looks great. And I think you’ll be happy with the Cetol. Put another clear coat on every few years and it should hold up great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 01:50 PM

looks to pretty to be outside ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 05-17-2017 02:21 PM

beautiful table,how did you attach the bread board ends.that cedar is gonna move especially being outdoors.the nice thing about that thick cedar is when it does weather sand it down and refinish,should last your lifetime.great work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 05-17-2017 02:29 PM

I attached the breadboard ends using Mahogany Dominos, but left them “floating” so that the breadboard end could still move. Then I pinned the Dominos to the breadboard side using Mahogany dowels. In the unfinished picture you should be able to see the Mahogany dowels visible.

I agree, I’ll likely have issues with movement, but as you said – it can be sanded down!

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#6 posted 05-17-2017 04:22 PM

What a beautiful farm table. This piece is a great accent and focal point for that nice patio.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 05-17-2017 05:36 PM

Great looking table!

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#8 posted 05-17-2017 06:22 PM

Great job!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 05-18-2017 02:28 AM

Good Looking table for the patio.

-- Travis from Texas

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#10 posted 05-18-2017 04:27 AM

Beautiful table you are sure to enjoy for years. Love it!

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