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Outdoor Table Top Redo


ldo2626
ldo2626
ldo2626
ldo2626

I previously submitted an outdoor table that was great for all of a few months. Apparently I didn't plan for wood movement and it destroyed itself. I rebuilt the top with cheap cedar fence slats and a better design. It looks better than the first and more importantly it is holding up!

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  • This looks great!

    By fEzZ, on June 2, 2016

  • We agree! Awesome project.

    By RYOBI Nation, on June 2, 2016

  • Very handsome. Im curious as to why you used fence wood instead of thicker cedar planks?

    By Carol Ta, on June 5, 2016
    • Thanks! There were a few reasons. They are cheap, light and worked with the design. After having the first failed attempt at a top i wanted something I could space yet still make sturdy. These were thin enough that I could make the criss cross pattern that I thought would allow for board movement yet make it solid when having 2 layers. The only downfall is they took a lot of sanding. The ryobi belt sander made it pretty painless though.

      By ldo2626, on June 6, 2016

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Outdoor Table Top Redo

by ldo2626
Jun 02, 2016
Medium f766d992 ce53 4f18 b02a b404a70883d4

I previously submitted an outdoor table that was great for all of a few months. Apparently I didn't plan for wood movement and it destroyed itself. I rebuilt the top with cheap cedar fence slats and a better design. It looks better than the first and more importantly it is holding up!