Patio Table #5: Final Assembly

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Blog entry by shaun posted 09-29-2007 11:26 PM 1434 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was out of town this week so I didn’t get a chance to accomplish much.

I cut and installed the last of the supports for the legs.

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Gave it a quick sanding and added some filler here and there

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One more sanding and it’s ready for finish. It’ll be posted in the Project section next.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#1 posted 09-29-2007 11:37 PM

Looking good. Like the flair in the legs.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 09-30-2007 12:42 AM

Pretty neat. I’d have to put a floor in the center box. A good place to throw magazines, etc. Cats. pups . popcans…..................It does look good.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-30-2007 02:10 AM

nice job, I really like your design on the legs,

figure out a way to put a small grill in the center of the table top and you got you all right there in one place….that would kinda neat.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#4 posted 09-30-2007 05:48 AM

Very nice design. That design would make a great looking plant stand or planter for the patio. Just trim off the upper supports. Take the same design, shrink it alittle, add a back to it and whalla!, you’ve got matching chairs!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 09-30-2007 02:00 PM

Thanks guys, I actually tried to delicately talk the customer out of these legs. The picture I had to work from didn’t show any real detail. All you could see was that the face of the legs isn’t square to the face of the box at the point where they joined. I had no idea how I was going to pull that off when I agreed to build this, I just didn’t want to admit it.

I’m glad that they stuck to their guns, I added a new trick to my bag and thanks to you guys I’ve got ideas for about 5 different variations of it. I thought about enclosing the whole box section and putting a door on one side to keep the cat’s out ;) But this one is going on a deck and will have an umbrella running up through the middle of it so that killed that idea. I may be going back with a new concept for a chair design though! (Thanks Os!)

I want to put a bushing in the center of the table (I’m thinking brass) where the umbrella will go. The idea is to minimize the chances for damage to the top when they are sliding the umbrella in and to keep the pole from banging up against the wood. Anyone know where I could get something like that off the shelf and save a trip to the machine shop?

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#6 posted 09-30-2007 03:43 PM

fantastic results.
Rick is very impressed by the legs AND by the top!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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