Everything is on the Table

In the summer I enjoy sitting on our front porch sipping a cool white wine and gazing at the mountains to the south.  I find it a very pleasant way to enjoy a week-end day and avoid the sweltering heat.  We’ve had a table in this spot since we built the house (years ago — 1976) but the table top (top left background) finally gave way to old age as we all will.  I decided to save the table and just build a new top (center in focus). Table TopThe interesting thing about the new top; I constructed it entirely out of scrap decking material – Epee, a South American Teak substitute that is sustainably produced.  I will never use Epee again for a project like this. It is extremely hard (eats saw blades) and hard to work with, its dust is toxic and it weighs a ton.  That said, the price was right (cost of a bottle of exterior wood glue).

About Poor Robert

A simple man with many interests to share with all who wish my company and knowledge.
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4 Responses to Everything is on the Table

  1. clcoronios says:

    It is beautiful, Robert. But the ‘toxic’ part is frightening. Hope you were wearing a mask, at least!


  2. It is beautiful! Great job!


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