Sometime ago my wife had said it would be nice
to have an outdoor Bistro/Bar Table and Chair set. Since our 43rd Anniversary
is coming up I decided I will surprise her with one.
First I made a proof of concept chair seat which I still am pondering. I was
happy with the overall dimensions and look so I am going ahead and building four
more and then the table. The whole project will be unplugged.
After the prototype I went ahead and cut the legs, shaped the angles on the
bottom and top and laid out mortises. Next I rough-sized all the support pieces
for the top and bottom sections. Starting tomorrow I will be making the
mortises, cutting the top and bottoms supports and, time permitting cut the
My initial set of tools.
Cutting 7 degree angle in the top and bottom of the legs.
Cutting mortises in the legs.
Marking tenon shoulders in the side pieces.