He knew I made furniture too so that's why he asked.
I said sure.
Jeff, in his initial phone call to me used the words "big timbers" and I'm getting all excited that the "timbers" were like 4x10's or 8x8's or 6x12's and I'm already designing in my head using big joints and making something real unique.
When I got down to the building to pick up the lumber, it turns out to be, for the most part, normal dimensional stuff. It was big though. 2x14's that were 18-19' long. I scrounged around and found three 3x8's.
In the end I ended up making a picnic table. 16' long. 98% wood joints, I used four pieces of steel to keep the top together.
Picking up the lumber and back in the studio/workshop
Cutting a template on the Woodrat. I used the template to route the final shape and mortices.
Fitting the stretcher and brace
Ready to wedge the tenons
On site now
Before the top gets dropped on the tenons
Statistics: Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org — Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:38 pm