Outdoor Coffee Table made with Castle Joints

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 08-03-2021 01:33 PM 1067 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been itching to try castle joints (3-way interlocking joint) on one of my projects, and this outdoor coffee table seemed like the perfect opportunity.

The table is made from cedar decking wood – two 4×4 posts and two fence boards to be exact – and assembled without any visible screws.

The castle joint is basically a combination of a bridle joint and a cross lap joint. 3 cuts are required to make the joint and can be done on the table saw using a homemade tenoning jig (as I show in the video) and a miter gauge.

You can watch the full video HERE

-- DIY Montreal

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#1 posted 08-03-2021 01:57 PM

beautiful table,that joint makes the whole look.gotta use that some time.

-- 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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#2 posted 08-03-2021 02:28 PM

Really nice, Gotta love a solid joint

-- Ty

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#3 posted 08-03-2021 02:31 PM

good looking table. Like the joint should make it solid.

-- Ron

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#4 posted 08-03-2021 06:09 PM

Solid looking, tight joints – and perfect for the deck!

-- Just make the cut

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#5 posted 08-03-2021 11:35 PM

Thanks for sharing. Really well executed. Added to my, “I gotta try that” list.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#6 posted 08-04-2021 12:00 AM

Ooooh, that is beautiful. I wish I could do joints that tight.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#7 posted 08-04-2021 12:47 AM

I love that joint! And I have a design challenge that it just might solve.

-- Dennis 'We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.' Charles Swindoll

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#8 posted 08-04-2021 12:59 AM

Very clean looking table & great job with the castle joints. Attempting CJ’s is on my woodworking to-do list.

The video is one of the best woodworking videos I have watched.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 08-04-2021 02:44 AM

Great joinery and a nice looking table. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 08-04-2021 03:28 AM

Nice looking table. The joints look so tight.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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