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D.I.Y. outdoor timber table

She_Skills
Established Contributor

Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

Nice work. Looks pretty solid!! I don't like varnish as it ends up peeling when exposed to the elements. I would use a natural oil. You could use a decking oil, linseed oil or a specialist product like Osmo or Whittle Waxes exterior oil. These can all be applied with a good brush. You would need 2-3 coats with a light sand in between. It does need some maintenance, but in my opinion you retain the natural beauty of the timber with oils.

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Yorky88
Super Contributor

Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

Thanks @She_Skills yeah ok cool that's a good suggestion as that has been my experience previously with a gate I built and stained varnished. It's all peeling off now. I hadn't thought of oils that's not a bad idea but you can't really get the same high gloss finish that you can with a varnish can you? 

 

Has anyone used liquid glass epoxy resin before that might be able to tell me what there experience was like, is it worth the money, and does it last a long time out in the weather? 

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AndrewJones
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Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

Looks good! Nice stuff (:

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She_Skills
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Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

I haven't used epoxy resin as a finish because I'm not into shiny, but I do have a table off I bought from a yaught that's been finished that way and it still looks great. There are some very good hard wax oils which do have a gloss finish. The trick is applying multiple thin coats. The oil penetrates the timber and is not just a coating like varnish. 

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Daves880
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Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

I have a long way to go!!!!! Great job mate, Dave

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Yorky88
Super Contributor

Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

Thanks @Daves880. What do you mean you have a long way to go? 

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Mex
Junior Contributor

Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

I really like this. I've been looking for something like this online and they cost an arm and a leg, so making them myself seems like a really good idea. Is there any chance of seeing drawings? In particular I'm interested in how you did the joints.

 

I like Meg's suggestion about using oil instead of polyurethane. Apart from anything else, you don't have to worry about smelling the polyurethane fumes, and I love the look and feel of oiled wood. 

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Yorky88
Super Contributor

Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

@Mex Hey mate thanks for your comments. I would be more than happy to share plans with you on this table. If you go and check out my Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/Thats.Palletable/ and send me a PM there and I can organise the best way to send you the plans. 

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Jason
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Re: Emergency seating. Just knocked this up in a couple of hours. Out of some timber I had lying aro

@Yorky88@Mex

 

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annieerbs
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Re: D.I.Y. outdoor timber table

Did you post what and how you made this??

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