Outdoor end tables

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Project by woodmaker posted 05-22-2012 04:59 PM 1625 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built these at the request of the wife.

So now we have nice tables at the end of the benches.

All from Treated pine eccept the table tops which are red oak @ 1 1/2” thick. Wanted them to be stout and they are.

I made one mistake; one of the table tops have bowed up from moisture. When I bonded the two tops I didn’t use glue only screws. So the top even pulled out of the screws. repalceing th etop will be aeasy, just was not expecting that!

The tablea were painted and then the exterior covered in Marine varnish. Recon I missed a seam somewhere, bcecause it is but ugly now. The other table – No problems at all.

So I’ll renove the top from the one, paint both sides and then glue and crew the top back on.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 03:40 PM

Your wife is right – small tables for a drink are never handy when you are outside. This is one of those projects you will wonder why you did not do years early – and you will use them every day all summer! I want some now :) – I’ll have to go see what appropriate wood I have in my shop.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 12:49 AM

She’s right about that, already used the snot out of them.

I had a bunch of scrap 4×4 PT pine so I thought of these.

Now my daughter wants some.

-- Mike

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