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Cedar Chaise Lounge

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Project by SebringDon posted 04-20-2014 12:55 AM 934 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first of a planned pair of solid cedar deck chairs with custom cushions made of Sunbrella fabric.

For some strange reason, there’s very little smooth-cut Cedar to be found in my neck of the woods. Almost everything was smooth-cut one side only, so a lot of time with the ROS and oscillating belt sander. The plan is from Lowe’s Sun Chair. They used to give these plans away in the stores, but I don’t think they do that any more.

Several coats of spar varnish add some shine and waterproofing. I took the easy way out and ordered the Sunbrella-covered cushions on-line instead of making them myself. These chairs should be good for years, even in the harsh Florida sun.

We’d have two chairs already but it’s hard to find cedar 2” x 4”s down here. I’m waiting for the local lumberyard to get more in so I can finish the second chair.

Sitting behind the chair is the garden cart we finished last fall.

-- Don





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 02:09 AM

Nice lounger, Don…...................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 07:38 PM

Hi Don. I was looking at your chase lounge again and noticed the finish you used. I hope yours does not do what mine did. I coated the one I made with exterior polyurethane and after a couple of years out on the deck, it all peeled off. I guess cedar only likes stain because of the oil in it. When I make any other outdoor cedar stuff, I either leave it weather and turn gray or use Teak oil on it….........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 11:03 PM

I used spar varnish. Hopefully the extra flexibility will help the finish hold up. I’ll probably recoat once a year since we’re in south FL and the sun is brutal down here.

-- Don

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