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Project by Gentile posted 07-15-2014 04:27 AM 1227 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this a few months ago. Perfect for the New Mexico sun.
I added a couple of “Narm” chairs too…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 07:18 PM

Sweet!! what part of NM i used to live in Belen, Moriarty, ALB, and Rio Rancho sure do miss the food but not the crime

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 11:32 PM

It looks very nice. What species lumber did you use? I’m in the East Mountains and would like something that will survive the sun.

-- Art

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Gentile

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 12:34 AM

The 6×6s were from A lumber mill in Bernalillo, Ponderosa pine. When I went to pick them up the 6×6s were still a log. I watched them being made. Heavy and wet. The guy at the mill said they’d be fine as far as warping. He said once they’re in place they’ll stabilize. There has been a little movement that I have found to be acceptable. I used Doulas Fir for the longer spans. I cut the corbels on my bandsaw. The 2×6 joists were from Homey Depot. 1×4s on top were from the mill.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 01:07 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 07-16-2014 02:52 PM

This is a beautiful project. It’s very attractive and adds a lot to that home.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 07-16-2014 06:56 PM

Great addition to your home. Adding living space is a wonderful idea … great place to contemplate the day’s labors with your favorite beverage in hand!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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Gentile

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#7 posted 07-16-2014 10:53 PM

Thanks all!

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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AandCstyle

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#8 posted 07-16-2014 11:08 PM



The 6×6s were from A lumber mill in Bernalillo, Ponderosa pine. When I went to pick them up the 6×6s were still a log. I watched them being made. Heavy and wet. The guy at the mill said they d be fine as far as warping. He said once they re in place they ll stabilize. There has been a little movement that I have found to be acceptable. I used Doulas Fir for the longer spans. I cut the corbels on my bandsaw. The 2×6 joists were from Homey Depot. 1×4s on top were from the mill.

Thanks for the info!

-- Art

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