This small, solid Port Orford Cedar (POC) table is perfect height (18″) for the deck or patio and the cedar holds up to the elements well. I kept several of these for around my place, one on the deck and one inside to accomodate my router and a gps device. Diamond-shaped legs are joined to the aprons using hand-fitted 3/8″ mortise and tenon joinery glued with Titebond 3 adhesive providing strong and durable joints, even when exposed to the outdoor elements (here that means rain, snow, sub-freezing cold, blazing heat, and everything in between). The POC tabletop slats are about 3/4″ thick and are bandsawn to my hand-drawn pattern, not perfect like a computer might shape them, but they are mine. After roughing-out each slat on the bandsaw, I hand shape the final curves using a very fine spokeshave and “hand stitched” French rasps until satisfied with the end result. Each slat is individually affixed to the apron below using specially shaped “Miller” dowels that are glued in through the slat into the apron. Each dowel is flush-cut using a fine, kerf free Japanese saw blade then flush pared with a very sharp chisel.
Each of these unique little tables is unfinished as is often recommended for outdoor wooden furniture.
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