Made with real blood, sweat, tears and a visit to A&E

  1. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg My patio table is now all finished following last weekends little disaster.

    Very simple construction, two brand new scaffold boards, couple of lengths of 3x2 and a two 4x4 fence posts cut down to size. Boards were cut down, gapped and the screwed together from under neath with the 3x2. Gorilla glue was used for additional strength, legs were made removable with long coach bolts as seen, just in case table needs to be dismantled in future. Finished with dark wood stain from wickes then followed by some UV resistant Danish oil.

    Simple low maintenance table for my garden, a million times better than you buy at the diy or garden stores

    Enjouy the pictures
     
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  2. daleyd

    daleyd Member

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    Take a bow that man!:clapping:
     
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  3. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    Tidy, what welding rods did you use on the scaff planks?
     
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  4. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Cheers
    i used some sparklers left over from last years Diwalli
     
  5. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    I thought you were going to stain it red:laughing::scared:.
     
  6. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    oak :D
     
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  7. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    it would be a good idea to make something to keep the timber legs off the ground so that they don't suck up water when it rains
     
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  8. CRB

    CRB Member

    Surpisingly not dowel jointed.

    Nice though, and as you say better than the mass-overseas-produced stuff.
     
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  9. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    The correct rods for welding scaffolding boards are "Woodex"
     
  10. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    That is the plan, I've got my dads mate to cut me some nylon, 80mm square and 5mm thick, just need to pick em up on my next trip to london
     
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  11. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Far too complicated, carefully applied screws much easier
     
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  12. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    TWIG
     
  13. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    I did, it took me most of the morning to take it out
     
  14. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Unless you will be doing any post weld heat treatment, I think they recommend you under-match the filler with something like pine.:laughing:
     
  15. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Made a massive mistake by not telling you guys, I didnt weld the table, I actually brazed it together with some coppiced hazel twigs, I used some low temperature flux, heat source was my zippo lighter
     
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  16. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    It's good isn't it that we all have a sense of humour, I'm a member of a couple of other (non welding forums) and it very down the line for them, no where nearly as fun as this little crowd :)))))
     
  17. TechnicAl

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    Cellulosic rods

    very subtle...........the cellulose in 6010s can be woodflour
     
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  18. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    An expert now truly speaks, where were you last week when I as busy getting hurt
     
  19. I'm getting on a bit Member

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    Very nice job :clapping:
     
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  20. Kent

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    great rods burn real easy:D
     
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