12 foot outdoor Redwood table

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Project by KonaCustom posted 02-17-2019 07:36 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 12 foot by 48 inch Redwood table for a family of 7. The table has 6 legs and three breadboard ends, all done with pinned mortise and tenon joinery. Since the table is for outdoors, the top boards have gaps to allow for drainage. I used roofing nails for spacers. The table was so large we had to rent a Uhaul to deliver it. When I arrived at the customers house to deliver I discovered they had one standard size gate into the backyard. It took 7 people to lift the table over the gate and into the yard. I used a mix of boiled linseed oil, spar urethane and mineral spirits for a natural looking finish.

-- Joel, Poway

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#1 posted 02-17-2019 07:42 PM

That is one Hoss of a table. Looks great and very durable, I like the splines where the Bread boards are attached.
Looks you did it right congratulations on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

#2 posted 02-17-2019 08:28 PM

Looks good. I miss working with a lot of redwood.

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#3 posted 02-17-2019 11:26 PM

I have not seen a table with diagonal bracing. Something the customer wanted? Love to see images of the seven man lift!

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#4 posted 02-18-2019 02:56 AM

Nice big table.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 02-18-2019 03:00 AM

Really nice table…........Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 02-18-2019 06:56 AM

Great table, outstanding.
Love the crossed leg supports and the breadboard ends, and also the lumber itself.
Such a great project.
Added to my favorites for another day.

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#7 posted 02-18-2019 02:29 PM

That’s a beauty and a beast.
I wondered for a moment about the loose tenons for wood movement, and then I took another sip of coffee and realized with the spaces between the boards that wouldn’t be an issue.
Nice build.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#8 posted 02-18-2019 04:43 PM

Wonderful table. It will be cherished for years.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 02-18-2019 09:49 PM

It looks wonderful and perfect for it’s setting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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