They are back - home improvement posts! Well, one anyway. Just some pictures to show how I made a cool patio table for our back deck using recycled materials.
Here was my inspiration.
There were more cut boards, not quite so deeply incised, from the siding installation. I gathered them all up and decided to build us a table. I went to work with my trusty helper in the garage.
Here is the basic construction photo. I used some extra pieces of cedar 4x4 posts leftover from the pergola project (I had been hording them) for the legs. I used the super incised inspirational cut boards for the table skirt, and the not quite as incised siding cut boards for the table top. I used several power tools. Fun.
Friends helped us christen it with wine and rhubarb crumble.
But I thought it looked too bland. How about some leftover orange paint to jazz things up?
Overall, I love it. It is a conversation piece for sure. Carpentry is not my forte, and after a summer's worth of patio dining, the table is beginning to wobble a bit.
We will have to keep from dancing on it too much until Drew can reinforce the hardware.