are a lot of outdoor table styles. But for some reason, I’ve
always liked the look of tall cafe tables. So when it came time to
build a table as part of our outdoor kitchen, “going tall”
was a natural choice. The high top on this table, and the high seats
of the matching chairs, give your
deck or patio a step up from most other table and chair sets you’ll
- But this table has more than just great looks going for it.
I knew it had to withstand the weather, so I chose cedar, which is
resistant to moisture. I also used polyurethane glue as the adhesive
to ensure that the joints would not come apart.
Of course, tables are also subject to being kicked, slid, and generally
knocked around. To ensure that this table would stay together, I beefed
up the base with mortise-and-tenon joints. These are thick tenons,
and the mating mortises are large and deep.