Catalpia Outdoor Table
My girlfriend wanted one of those $3000 fancy outdoor tables for the backyard, so I built this one for $200. I used some catalpia that my buddy Dan Hudock (hudockshardwoods.com) had buried in the lumbar pile for the top. Only took 26 mortise/tenon joints to get that style I wanted. It has seemed to handle the crazy hot/wet summer here in Phila so far. Finished it with Spar varnish, that goes on like cold maple syrup! The trestle style legs are white oak, finished with same spar crap. We eat outside all the time now and enjoy it.