My existing patio furniture bit the biscuit, completely falling apart and really unsafe. The chairs have collapsed under the weight of even our slimmer guests. I set about finding the perfect table, and really couldn't find the right one. I wanted to seat 10. It had to be wheelchair accessible for my mum, and I wanted a big solid table that would last for ages, and not end up in a landfill. Teak was way to pricey and so not an option for a table this size. I asked my son's friend Kelly to make me one from cedar. And this is what we came up with. I went with a Farmhouse Style table. Simple and Solid.
He was creating this during the Easter week and I am sure the neighbours thought he was recreating the Last Supper. I actually took 2 feet off it before he was too far along, as it was too big for the yard. It is 10 feet long. Total cost of materials was $395.00. If you used pressure treated lumber it would be half that.
I was actually quite chuffed with it but my delightful Mum, whose stroke has caused her to abandon her sense of tact and diplomacy, took one look at it and declared it "RIDICULOUS. Ridiculously large....a stupid idea". The funny thing is, it comes out of her mouth, and then she realizes what she has said and gets the giggles, then it becomes the family joke. "Mum, come sit at the Ridiculous table" to which she laughs her head off.
And right about now, on this fourth photo is where I stepped on a very rusty nail from the old set, which pierced through my Emu slipper and pinned it to my foot like a well hung shingle.....just to the left is where I was rolling on the ground trying to extract the nail...... cursing like a truck driver........