|Project by Rick Coker||posted 05-30-2007 01:04 AM||1610 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
Our cedar deck needed some chairs to replace the old rockers that we have had for many years. I decided to make them from western cedar using a plan that I saw on New Yankee Workshop. I used stainless hardward and sealed the screws with cedar plugs. My son (age 14) and I designed the side table one afternoon and completed it in one session. It turned out to be a great opportunity to get my children interested in wood working.
Since these two chairs were finished, I have started 2 more for the back deck. They seem to be hits with the family. Not difficult to make (approximately 4 hours each using a pattern I saved when I created the first one).
On the second two chairs, I have increased the horizontal legs dimension to 1-1/8” by milling cedar 2×6. I was worried that the 1×6” boards which created the first two chairs might not be sufficient in the long run. I love the way raw milled cedar looks, so I finished them with Spar Varnish hoping to keep them looking like they just came from the planer.
-- -- Rick Coker