04 Jul. 1988|
Make outdoor dining table,redwood patio furniture sets,woodworking patterns for outdoor christmas decorations,making a wood workbench top - Within Minutes
I had to hand scrape all the glue that oozed out the cracks before it dried then I let the table top dry for 24 hours before I trimmed the edges. Jen mentioned that she secured her table using nuts and bolts but didn’t exactly elaborate as to what kind of nuts and bolts and how she installed them. I gave the table base a second coat of spar varnish and let everything sit out in the sun for a few hours. This beautiful outdoor dining table seats up to six, but can be easily customized to seat more (or less).
I learned all this the hard way after making my first outdoor table (not with Ana's plans). I just used the bolts from my old dining table (the one the movers ruined) – the metal threaded inserts are awesome! Also, when you are laying the boards across the top of the table, make sure the grain on the board alternates up and down. Maybe I should just give it a try :)Thanks for taking the intimidation away from this craft, you make it totally doable.
This will help your table stay relatively flat as the boards expand in the wet and the sun.