It's been an age and a half since I posted any of my projects. This outdoor furniture has been a major project over the last year (literally the last year) but it is done and *super* pleased with it:
Made out of garden retaining timber and sleepers, planed down to a nice smooth finish, shaped, glued, assembled and stained. Table measures 2.2 x 1.2 m (huge!). We can get 8 people around it even with the waterfall design.
Legs and rails are all mortised and tenoned, and the planks tongue and grooved assembly:
There are no metal fastenings at all in the benches, all glue and shaped wood. The table is the same but I didn't quite trust my design and wanted make sure I could add some additional diagonal bracing in the future if needed (though it doesn't seem to be required). The table has about 30 screws in it total, all hidden underneath on the cross braces.
Timber is cheap Bunnings red cedar (garden retaining grade), with a reddish "teak" stain. Unfinished versus one coat: