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Outdoor table „The Beast“

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Project by glue4you posted 06-28-2020 08:36 AM 433 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We needed another table for the festive part of my daughter’s First Holy Communion. The table we ordered on Amazon got cancelled by the seller for no obvious reason and it was too late to order another one, so we decided to make this one-day-build. Time is rare. It’s a simple frame construction underneath with the legs directly screwed to the corners of the frame. Two long pieces of 2×4 are running through notches in the frame construction to connect all the pieces of the table top. This was not by design but by error. However, the result is very pleasing and better than the original idea. Built it with my 12yr old son. First time his attention span has not ended before the finished project. Very proud of him. No finish, waiting for the aging to give it more character. Table top is thick enough for a light seasonal sanding. Greetings to all you lumberjocks out there. All made from fir construction lumber. Next time I would choose slightly thinner legs but this thing is not going to fail anytime soon.

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany





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TDominy

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#1 posted 06-28-2020 12:27 PM

Look very stable! Is it cedar?

You need to get that 12 yo to make some chairs to go with it now.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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glue4you

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#2 posted 06-28-2020 10:22 PM

It‘s made from fir construction lumber. And you’re right, it‘s very stable. The kids said that underneath this table would be their first choice if an asteroid was going to hit us. It‘s supposed to last a few years in the elements with no further protection. I found that all types of oils paints and whatever just make things worse. I built an outdoor workbench 3 years ago from the same wood. It’s still going strong and there is enough material for an occasional sanding :-)

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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987Ron

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#3 posted 07-04-2020 02:16 PM

Looks good and usable. With young boys one needs strong stable tables.
Your profile indicates your interest in American woodworking, podcasts, etc. Well this is one American who often looks to Germany for some finely engineered and pleasing products.
My Porsche Cayman S, Osmo finishing products, and of course really good beer, food and other things.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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