How Do You Build A Wooden Table & Bench?

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How Do You Build A Wooden Table & Bench?

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Wooden tables look great both indoors and out. Outdoors, they provide a focal point for entertaining family and friends. Indoors, they give an informal setting for special occasions or daily use as the family table. While the one described here is the more traditional picnic table, you can choose to use an exotic wood such as cherry or bird’s-eye maple, and transform the traditional into distinctive. Put the 48-inch lumber on the worktable and set the bar clamps on them crossways. Open them enough to clamp the 2-by-6’s together. Place the 60-inch lumber on the clamps. Apply glue to one edge and set another one against it. Repeat this until all five are on the clamps. Tighten the clamps making sure the glue oozes out all the way up and down the joints. Clean up the excess glue with a damp cloth, then rinse all glue from the cloth. Allow the glue to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the clamps after the glue is dry. Sand the tabletop with a belt sander. Next, turn

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