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A while back we were browsing garage sales and stumbled across this neat piece of limestone. Careful inspection shows a couple of fossils buried in that pattern, and we've always thought that this would make a really cool outdoor table. We'd set it on a wrought iron stand to make sort of a makeshift table, but we were always concerned about unbalancing it.

Recently we ended up with a bunch of scrap fir ends from another project and I decided to take an hour or two to slap something together. The only challenge here was cutting the taper on those 4×6s, 'cause I didn't have the patience to wait for the jigsaw to cut that far, and my circular saw only goes 2" deep, so I had to cut in from each side and match up the results, which worked a lot better than I'd planned.

Presented here not as a work of art, but as a serving suggestion for people who might end up with some extra counter tops and some construction scraps. Finish is Penofin hardwood formulation, 'cause I've got a gallon of it bought for our front door project.

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Dan,

This is a nice table that would compliment any deck or patio. Great use of "scrap" material as well.

Very nice. Thanks for the post.
 

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Neat Idea. Looks like a great table to set a cool margarita on and watch the sunrise !!!

Thanks for posting the pics
 

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What a great application for natural wonder. Meaningrhe fossil. I have room on my deck if you don't
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Thx for the post.
 
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