After a long search of garden furniture, i decided to build my own and save some money…
I wanted a long-lasting heavy, strong and big table so at least 8 people could sit comfortable.
External dimensions – 2000 mm long x 900 mm wide x 840 mm high
The work took 3 afternoons 😉
First, i ordered wooden planed blanks at local timber supplier:
- Tabletop – 4 80 mm x 220 mm x 2000 mm
- Legs – 1 80 mm x 150 mm x 2000 mm
- „Skirt“ and joints – 50 x 100 mm blanks left from Playground project
Step 1 – 3d modeling
Took me about 1,5 hours.
Step 2 – prepare the parts
First, plane and polish the blanks
Then cut to size and make the gaps
Step 3 – assemble the lower part
Join together legs, strecher and skirt. First assembe using metal screws, fix minor errors and then dissasemble and re-assemble using wooden pins and SOUDAL foam timber glue.
After secon assembly and the glue has dried – treated with wood oil.
Step 4 – the table top
Same as the lower part – premare the wood, polish it, oil it and put it on top, and you’re DONE 🙂
Benches will be made next spring… 🙂
Updated in 2013:
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