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DesertRatTom made a request to see some more of my work. This was my 1st non-shop-enhancing project back when I began putting the wood shop together. It's made from 2x4's, 6's, & 8's. I got good practice milling lumber & using biscuit & pocket hole joinery. I also went outside of the box chamfering the wood with a hard 45 degree angle and staining it yellow, adding 3 coats of poly. The inserts are inexpensive planter boxes I got on Amazon. I also added a side table with the leftover material. It's held up well and wipes clean when dirty under my patio here in Vegas.
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Good idea Nick, good job building too. Really stout with all the fasteners biscuits,pocket hole screws etc.

Looks like it would be a good intermediate project for woodworkers. WOW the paint knocks your eyes out.
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LOVE that!!! Totally way Kewl!!! Color is definitely one to be noticed and I see a bright theme to go with it
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Good idea Nick, good job building too. Really stout with all the fasteners biscuits,pocket hole screws etc.

Looks like it would be a good intermediate project for woodworkers. WOW the paint knocks your eyes out.
That's what I was thinking Herb & thanks for your approval/praise. Just being back in the game I tried to challenge myself without overdoing it. Also I took a chance with the yellow stain and it paid off as you can still see all the grain of the wood and get sort of a festive picnic look.
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Hi, thanks for posting. Those are pretty spectacular tables. I have an acre of back yard with trees, plantings and about 1500 feet of trails, so I like to build outdoor stuff. There is a 185 foot long dry stream bed with an island at the end and topped with natural flat stones for a seating ares. One of my first projects was a foot bridge to the island. Got me started on woodworking. Two pictures: One of the bridge when the project began, another of the seating area today.

I first learned some woodworking in theater classes during high school. A pal became an influential set designer. The set in the third picture is a local theater production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." for which I made a set of faux french doors and the large open (window) flat, made with 1x3 and quarter inch ply face. Had a lot of fun making those doors.
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Looks good Tom,that bridge really adds to the landscaping, and that door really goes good with the set, you are both an indoor-outdoor woodworker.Heh, heh

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Nick what a great idea ,you do very impressive work . Thanks for sharing
I hate warm beer so this is something I should definitely build
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Good job, Nicky. You put a lot more effort into that table than I would have. I have seen several of those style tables on FB .

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Nicky, that's very well done! In Japan, I saw similar tables with heavy metal pans for charcoal grilling. The meat was sliced very thin. You'd take a couple of pieces, lay them on the grill, take them off with chopsticks, dip them in a soy-based sauce on the way to your mouth. Nothing quite like it. I've always wanted to build one, but just never got around to it.
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Clever, functional and looks good!
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