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In this time of COVID-19, we have been making good use of the porch at Steph's house. We eat most of our meals out there. Prior to making this C-table, we brought out an indoor table to use in the space. The weather was not kind to that piece of furniture so it was time to make something more suitable.
Nothing is more suitable to the outdoors than pressure treated wood! That's what we used to make our table. It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that working with pressure treated wood can release harmful chemicals. We used all the PPE to keep ourselves safe while we worked.
The measurements of this table are based on the one we made for Steph's sofa. But just to be sure, we cut one set of pieces to check that it would be the height we wanted. We bought our landscape timbers a few days prior to using them to give them time to dry out. You can see, we elevated the timbers with wood stakes to aid in circulating air around them as they dried.
After cutting all the pieces it was time to sand. I'm doing this outside, wearing all the PPE including a mask and eye protection. That's a Ridgid battery powered sander that I clamped upside down on the workbench. I use it a lot in this configuration as I find it easier and less fatiguing to move the piece to be sanded rather than move the sander itself.
Check out the full reveal of the furniture makeover at the Home Depot blog!
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