Below you’ll find images and 3D models of the table and benches as well as the quote for one full set as pictured (1 table + 4 benches). Click on the 3D models to activate zooming and rotation (works best on a laptop, but it sometimes works on a phone/tablet).
The table is a full 8 feet long by 4 feet wide at a standard table height of 30 inches.
The long bench is 7 feet long at a standard bench height of 17″ and can be tucked under the long side of the table with about 2 inches of space on both ends.
The short bench is 37.5″ long at a standard bench height of 17″ and can be tucked under the short side of the table with about 2 inches of space on both ends.
All four corners of the table and all four benches features a castle joint, a physical interlocking of the leg and two sides of the table and bench tops that adds strength as well as visual interest.
The centers of the long sides of the table and all benches feature a 6-inch half-lap joint and an evenly-spaced pattern of 6 plugs, which conceal the 6 screws that secure the joint (in addition to wood glue).
This joint is necessary for the construction of the long sides of the table due to their length and convenient for the construction of the long sides of the long benches. It is included on the long sides of the short benches as a unifying design element for the set.
Spacing of the Surface Boards
All boards on the surface of the table and benches are spaced slightly apart (about 1/8th of an inch) much like they are on the surface of a deck. This serves two purposes:
First, it allows water to drain easily from the surface all pieces, preventing the breakdown of the finish/the wood prematurely.
Second, it allows room for the expansion and contraction of the wood as it gains and loses moisture throughout the year. If the boards were joined together along their edges and held tightly within the outer 4×4 frame, this expansion/contraction would cause the entire table to twist and buckle over time.
Below you’ll find 3D models of each of the three different pieces of the set. Click on each to interact with them. After the model loads, you will be able to rotate it by clicking and dragging. Click the arrow on the right side to expand a menu where you can select zooming and panning tools.
These work best on a laptop or desktop. They often work on a phone or tablet, but sometimes they are temperamental.
The prices below are for one complete, unfinished patio set with one table, two long benches, and two short benches, all made of pressure treated pine. The price includes a 20% “neighborhood” discount.
|PA Sales Tax (6%)||$71.31|
Design Variation: 6×6
The models below show the variation we discussed using 6x6s for the framing of the table. In the second model showing the entire set together, you’ll notice that the shorter bench no longer fits under the edge of the table. I will shrink those benches by the 1.5″ necessary to get them to fit between the legs, but it didn’t seem necessary to take the time to show that in the model
We discussed having the ability to slide all of the benches beneath each table when not in use. I wanted to show you what that would look like. There will be no room to spare, and the larger benches will actually stick out about 2″ beyond the edge of the table. If you would like everything to fit a bit better, I can reduce the depth of the benches by 1″ to give them more room when stored.
The adjusted pricing for one full patio set reflects the difference in materials cost of switching out the six 4x4s in the frame of the table for six 6x6s.
|PA Sales Tax (6%)||$77.48|