Pressure treated lumber makes great furniture

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Project by Tenderfingers posted 09-13-2011 06:18 AM 2326 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, I didn’t build the ironwood glider. That glider, though, precipitated the table project. We needed two side tables to complement the new glider on the front porch, so what better to build them out of than decking material? Here you see the wood needed for the two tables at is started, then cut up for one. I decided to show my deluxe router-that-doubles-as-table-saw station, and to pass along that sanding that type of wood inside the shop is a bad idea. It makes really find dust that gets everywhere, and you certainly don’t want to breathe it, so a good mask is essential – even outdoors. Next, I cheated by using pocket screws for the skirt assembly and finished up with an exterior sealer/stain that closely matched the glider. The tables should last a good long while.

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#1 posted 09-13-2011 08:43 AM

Very very nice, I like the design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 03:31 PM

I like the proportions and you matched the color nicely. Well done.
Just my 2 cents…...I would have experimented with arching the table’s two end slats similar to the arch on the top of the bench’s back rest. It may have made the table look too oval….I’m not sure, but I am thinking it would have made incorporated the design nicely.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 04:16 PM

From the picture, you would assume the two pieces came as a set.
Sometimes it takes just as much skill to make one piece match another as it does to make two new pieces.
Nice job.

-- Matt from Ohio

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