Pine slab as exterior table

joeboldtJune 20, 2013

I've been wanting to build an exterior table. I need something fairly large and had been considering several varieties of wood slabs. The problem I have come up against, is that anything I would consider large enough is pretty expensive. So, I have come across a couple of pine slabs that aren't too costly that I think I can make work. My question is, would pine be a suitable variety of wood for such a purpose?


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A lot depends on the glue used.

If it's rated for exterior and you put a protective finish on it. Why not?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 6:48PM
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Just be aware the slab will split as it ages. Fixing the split will be labor intensive---or expensive.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 12:09AM
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