Patio Table

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Blog series by shaun updated 09-29-2007 11:26 PM 5 parts 8084 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

09-22-2007 02:02 PM by shaun | 1 comment »

This project started out as a conversation with a co-worker who was shopping for patio furniture. They found a web site with a set that they really liked but were having a hard time comming to terms with the $2,800 (plus shipping) price tag. I was a little curious to see what a $3K patio set looked like so we logged on to the web site. I was expecting to see a huge set with seating for 8, reclining chairs, lots of accessories included, awnings, and maybe a built in TV. What I saw was a 4 ft ...

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Part 2: More Challenges

09-22-2007 03:10 PM by shaun | 2 comments »

Im going to try and post as much detail as I can with the pictures looking for opinions and ideas as to what I could have done better so feel free to fire away. If anybody sees any fatal flaws please point them out now. I did some quick math and figured I’d need about 32bf (leaving room for errors) of 4/4 rough sawn and came home with this pile of S1. The top had to be in four sections with the direction of the slats alternating from one section to the next and there had to be at ...

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Part 3: I'm out of catchy titles

09-22-2007 03:28 PM by shaun | 4 comments »

After getting the two pieces of what would become the frame for the top glued up I loaded up my router into a homemade trammel to cut the final shape.Then started cutting and installing the slatsHere’s some shots of the underside

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Part 4: The Legs

09-24-2007 12:20 AM by shaun | 7 comments »

The curved legs were one of the things on the list of “gotta haves” for this table. I’m still limited to the 4/4 lumber and I don’t own a band saw. So I milled up 8 pieces to 3/4” and glued them up to make four 1 1/2” blanks. I used my jig saw to rough them out then sat down with the sander and a couple cups of coffee. Cut some pieces for a frame to brace the legs and a quick dry fit. And the legs assembled. Details of the frame sup...

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Part 5: Final Assembly

09-29-2007 11:26 PM by shaun | 6 comments »

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. Gave it a quick sanding and added some filler here and there One more sanding and it’s ready for finish. It’ll be posted in the Project section next.

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