Durable Outdoor Table
Ipe table will seat six and weather many seasons
Synopsis: David Bedrosian made this outdoor table from ipé to match the deck outside his home and because he likes the Brazilian hardwood’s rich color, dimensional stability, and natural resistance to decay. This 5-ft.-dia. table seats six. The top is made of boards surrounded by an round outer frame constructed from 12 thicker segments. Gaps between the boards allow water to drain and lighten the look of the top. Gently curved legs attach to the base with mortise-and-tenon joints. An oil finish highlights the wood.
Last summer brought a new pool to our backyard. With it came more company and the need for a better outdoor table. Rather than purchasing something mass-produced, I designed a table to match the wooden deck that completes our backyard landscaping. Both the deck and the table are built from ipé (pronounced ee-pay), a dense South American hardwood. I like ipé for outdoor furniture…
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CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.