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Patio Furniture Refurbishing Project #5: Assembly

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Blog entry by William posted 888 days ago 896 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Note:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, my previous blog posts are not viewable at this time. So if there are any questions about this project, leading up to this assembly process, I’ll be more than happy to answer them.

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I did not consider the fact that, with the curve of the frame, that the cleats would need clearance in order to have my slats close together like I want. I sanded a profile on each cleat as seen in this first photo. However, if I had thought about this before, it would have been much easier to have cut the cleats at a slight angle when I made them.

Also, some of the cleats had to be cut to fit around certain parts of the frame. I had to just do this as I came to it. Beings as I’m using old frames, no two frames were identical anyway.

You can see in this photo how the pieces in the photo before it fits around the cross brace on the frame.

In other areas the slats had to be cut to fit around the frame parts, such as in this photo.

In this photo, of the beginning of the back, you can see better how the cleats hold the slats in place.



And here they are.
This only shows two of them, but all four chairs are assembled and ready for finish.
That’ll be in my next blog entry.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/



14 comments so far

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 888 days ago

Great refurb William, look better than new.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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DamnYankee

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#2 posted 888 days ago

Very cool indeed, really like the approach you took.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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William

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#3 posted 888 days ago

They’ll look better when they are finished and I’m sitting out back and watching the kids play while I enjoy a glass of bourbon.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#4 posted 888 days ago

Bourbon, what, I havent had a drink in three years. Save me a swallow;)
William the chairs are better than new. There wood. Good job.
I got some painting around the house, do ya wana come over and help?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 888 days ago

Very nice looking chairs. I like them better this way!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 888 days ago

I’ll be happy to come over and offer my services in testing the ergonomics (technical term for: comfy-ness). But ONLY, if I get a glass of hooch also!!!

They are lookin’ good. You will be able to rest comfortably in your “new” chairs, knowing that you did a great job.

I’m guessing you used glue, but it also looks like three brads securing the slats to the cleats. Is that the case?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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William

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#7 posted 888 days ago

Thank you all.

Yes, DIY. Each cleat is held on with Titebond II and three brads. The brads actually just keep everything lined up and held together till the glue dries. They don’t hold any weight. Their only purpose it to keep the slats from moving from side to side and falling off. The weight of the sitter will be on the slats, which being held in place, are across the frame.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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William

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#8 posted 888 days ago

As for the bourbon, I have none.
The kind of week I’ve had though, if I had had some, I probably still would at this point have none, if you get what I mean.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#9 posted 888 days ago

Got it!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#10 posted 888 days ago

Did somebody say bourbon???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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William

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#11 posted 888 days ago

Yes, but you went to Branson without me.
You can’t have none.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 887 days ago

I like the way you bent that green wood to make the frame!

Thanks for the great post!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Roger

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#13 posted 887 days ago

looks like some r&r is right around the corner. they look gr8 William

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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William

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#14 posted 887 days ago

Thank ya’ll.
Stumpy, that green wood is HARD. I will try to find out the species name for you.
Roger, it’ll be R&R for my family. I prefer to get my R&R out in my shop.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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