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I saw this project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51352 and I liked it.
I also had saved some beams and 2×4 from a mezzanine that got tore down at work.
The idea was to use recycled material.
I learned a ton during this build. There has been a lot of frustration as well.
I am happy with the way it came out.

The rest is all in the blogs:http://woodworkingweb.com/entries/118-intro

If you have any extra question please let me know.
I will answer as soon as I can as I will be travelling for the next 2 weeks.

Dimensions: 36″ × 70.5 X 30.5" (a little odd dimensions but had to trim a little)

Lumber: recycled Douglas fir, left over redwood and some redwood purchased at Lowes for the top.
If I have to do it again I will use cedar

Finish: left over helmsman spar urethane. Brushed on.
I will be installing cups on the bottom of the legs so that water does not wick in the legs.
I tried to account for wood movement as much as I could. If I forgot some, please let me know as this is mostly new to me.

Some pictures from the blogs:

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Great job abass, wonderful build. The lamination turned out in the end and the end result is what matters most. Beautiful blog too. Well done man.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Right on Grizzman. It was a lot of learning as you go.

Thanks MsDebbie. I am honestly more impressed with your project. The hot iron was an eye opener. I never though of it.

Thanks Steve!

Thanks Jeff. I am going back to boxes and cutting boards for a while. Easier to manage.

Thanks Mike!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

this is a beautiful project, with some great challenges, and after all the work you have a beautiful table, this would be a lot of fun for me, i know it was a lot of work for you , but when your all done and can stand there and look at it…its a big WOW…. thanks Ianwater…

-- "the grizz" [''''']

Thanks L/W.
I wanted contoured laminated benches; I kind of got anxious to finish it.

I will keep an eye on the varnish and refresh it on the first sign of wear.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thanks W&R! A long process due to inexperience mainly.

Thanks Brian!

MsDebbie, I am going back to cutting boards:) Thanks!

Bently! add 3 to the house number and go 3 streets parallel to the one you have and you will find me:) Honestly anytime, you will be welcomed. Thanks for all your help.

Thanks Moment! Now I know they are called cargo shorts:) They are comfortable and I get to put screws and tools here and there.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

That looks really good Lanwater. Goes perfect in that yard setting.
You say your going to be gone for 2 weeks, better put that inside (I know where you live) lol
Have a safe trip.

PS. I like the thongs!


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