Outdoor Bistro Table

This solid Honduran mahogany table is 35½"x35½" (it was supposed to be 36x36, but a cutting error intervened). The 24 joints in the top are mortise and tenon joints and the four corner joints are pinned; the joints in the base are pinned floating tenons (another error). The top is secured with glue and screws through the apron, and the screws are countersunk and sealed with mahogany plugs. I used waterproof polyurethane glue throughout, because this table will sit outdoors. It's unfinished for the same reason.

May 2004.