Vital Statistics Teak Cocktail Table

Outdoor Cocktail Table

TYPE: Cocktail table

OVERALL SIZE: 18 Dia. tabletop by 18H

MATERIAL: Teak

JOINERY: Mortise-and-tenon joints, floating tenons CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

■ Table is made of weather-resistant teak, with brass and stainless-steel hardware and waterproof potyurethane glue so it can be used outdoors

■ Tabletop rails are joined with spline tenons into an octagon shape and then cut round

- Slat tenons are pinned in place rather than glued to allow for wood movement

FINISHING OPTIONS: Finish with teak oil If the table will be used indoors. The wood can be left unfinished if It will be an outdoor piece, and the teak will age to a silvery gray. Otherwise, topcoat with a quality outdoor wood preservative with UV protectant to preserve the natural wood tones

Building time

(7}> PREPARING STOCK 2-3 hours

LAYOUT 3-4 hours

CUTTING PARTS 2-3 hours csa

FINISHING 2 hours

TOTAL; 10-16 hours

Tools you'll use

Planer Router table

Router with piloted chamfer bit, V-groove bit, slot-cutting bit, VWn. straight bit

Power miter saw

Band (strap) clamp

Bar clamps

Jig saw or band saw

Table saw with tenon jig

Drill press

Drill/driver

Wood chisels

□ Polyurethane wood glue

□ Finishing materials

1/4" gaps between slats, typ.

See Detail: Table-top rails & slats

11/2" x 11/2" brass "L" brackets with —-— #6 x 1/2" brass wood screws

Skills Technique

See Detail: Mortise & tenon joints

Teak Cocktail Table

11/2" x 11/2" brass "L" brackets with —-— #6 x 1/2" brass wood screws

See Detail: Mortise & tenon joints

1/4" gaps between slats, typ.

ye" chamfers on all exposed edges except bottoms of legs

See Detail: Table-top rails & slats

Teak Cocktail Table Cutting List

Part

A. Top rails

3/4 x 3V4 x Ji V16 in. Teak

B.

Inside slats

4

x 2 x 14VS in.

c.

Outside slats

2

3/4 x2Vlx 12 in.

D.

Legs

4

lV&x lVSx 171/4 in.

E.

Aprons

4

3/4 x x ltm in.

F.

Splines

8

1/4 x 1 x 23/4 in.

9 W radius, cut after assembling tabletop rails

9 W radius, cut after assembling tabletop rails

B&C

TABLETOP 6ECTÎÔN VIEW F

SPLINES SECTION VIEW

W 03ps typ.

SLATS SECTION VIEW

DETAILS: TABLETOP RAILS & SLATS

W typ. RAILS SECTION VIEW

Section Cut Detial Post Rooftop

DETAIL: MORTISE & TENON JOINTS (LEG TO RAIL)

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