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Project by icemanhank posted 12-16-2018 01:04 AM 1094 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

I was asked to make an outdoor table for a friend, the table had to be able to withstand the full brunt of our Aussie conditions with no cover.

The table top is made from a slab of Paperbark which came from a swamp near Port Macquarie when a road was going through, with some colour in the form of two strips of Queensland Maple and one of Silky Oak. An edge of Jarrah was added to link it colour wise to the legs.

It was my first attempt at proper breadboard ends which I did in the main by hand. A big learning experience haha.

The legs are 90×90mm Merbau and the skirt pine, both of these materials were being thrown away so I salvaged them very happily for the base. The joints are a Japanese style joint which I did not use any glue for with the joint being nice and tight and very solid once it was all locked in.

The table top is secured with metal z clips.

The finish is 2 coats of Osmo Wood Protector (4006) and 2 coats of Osmo UV Protection Oil satin (420 clear) with a stain on the legs and skirt.

There is a blog at the below link if you are interested.

Thanks for looking and have a very wonderful and shavings full Christmas and safe New Year.

Kind thoughts from Aus, Dave.

http://lumberjocks.com/icemanhank/blog/series/22449

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia





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swirt

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 02:26 AM

A very nice looking table that is engineered very well. It is a nice design.

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htl

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 02:50 AM

Looks heavy duty enough to get the job done for sure.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 04:09 AM

Excellent job on that table, David!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-16-2018 04:42 AM

Table looks great Dave, should stand up to the weather. Merry Christmas to you and family.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 12-16-2018 05:22 AM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 12-16-2018 05:26 AM

Dave that worked out an absolute treat. Lovely job,
Those little bits of Jarrah look tops , kind of all 4 different wood species on the top works great and then more species for the structure underneath. When I was having a detailed look at the pics I thought of the words ”” Mini Forest ”” Maybe you could call it that. ”Mini Forest Table”
Id be interested to see those Z clips, any pics of them?
Have a good weekend for whats left of it.
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#7 posted 12-16-2018 05:08 PM

Great job David. I have a question for you. I recently built a table top with breadboard ends. I sprayed it with lacquer and on the breadboard end joint, the lacquer as chipped. I’m guessing it’s because of the wood movement, and the lacquer that bridged the joint broke. It looks like you’ve cut a small v groove in your joint, is that to separate the finish between the joint?

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#8 posted 12-16-2018 06:24 PM

Good looking table!

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icemanhank

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#9 posted 12-16-2018 10:58 PM

Hi Anthony
There is a pic at this link of the ones I used, you can make them from timber also and there are some good pages on the web about securing table tops which show you in detail.

https://www.timbecon.com.au/cabinet-fittings/fasteners-assembly-hardware/table-clip-z-type

Thanks for your kind words, have a lovely Christmas.

Cheers David


Dave that worked out an absolute treat. Lovely job,
Those little bits of Jarrah look tops , kind of all 4 different wood species on the top works great and then more species for the structure underneath. When I was having a detailed look at the pics I thought of the words ”” Mini Forest ”” Maybe you could call it that. ”Mini Forest Table”
Id be interested to see those Z clips, any pics of them?
Have a good weekend for whats left of it.
Kind Regards
Anthony

- anthm27


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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icemanhank

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#10 posted 12-16-2018 11:06 PM

Hi mate,

That is one of the reasons I used an oil finish as yes the timber movement would have caused the cracking of the lacquer. I did a small chamfer with my block plane really to show off the joint more than anything. I suppose it would help if you didn’t want a solid finish to crack, but you may have to test it and see.

I wonder if anyone else has used a lacquer with success and how they did it?

Thanks for your kind words, have a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
David


Great job David. I have a question for you. I recently built a table top with breadboard ends. I sprayed it with lacquer and on the breadboard end joint, the lacquer as chipped. I m guessing it s because of the wood movement, and the lacquer that bridged the joint broke. It looks like you ve cut a small v groove in your joint, is that to separate the finish between the joint?

- michelswoodworks


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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icemanhank

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#11 posted 12-16-2018 11:07 PM

Thanks mate – love the saying!


Very nice!

- jutsFL


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#12 posted 12-17-2018 12:54 AM

Love this…

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icemanhank

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#13 posted 12-17-2018 01:02 AM

Thanks, Merry Christmas.


Love this…

- dannmarks


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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anthm27

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#14 posted 05-15-2019 11:16 AM

Hows the mini forest table holding up these days?
Great work it was.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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icemanhank

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#15 posted 05-16-2019 05:19 AM

Hi mate,

I don’t know for sure, haven’t had any complaints though which is a good thing haha.

Kind thoughts to you.


Hows the mini forest table holding up these days?
Great work it was.

- anthm27


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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