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Project by firecaster posted 05-25-2009 03:26 PM 1663 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these a few months ago. The first one was just to test some plans I had bought. Then my wife got involved. She picked the color so it would show up well on the front porch. Then had to have a second to go with it.

Now, I get comments from neighbors and relatives about how they would like some of these. Since they aren’t woodworkers they don’t see the little mistakes in slat spacing and finish.

The first was a prototype so I built it from cheap pine. When they were slated for a covered porch I built the second of the same matierial. The finiish is two coats of primer and two coats of acrylic latex.

My next ones will be unfinished cypress to go in the yard.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 03:57 PM

I like the design and colour.

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 04:13 PM

Cool Design!

Hot Color!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 04:42 PM

Like the “head rest” cut there at the top. May have to do some of those myself this year.

-- Larry , Colorado

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#4 posted 05-25-2009 06:01 PM

I love the chairs and the color. Did you spray the paint or is it brushed/rolled. It looks really good. I wish I could be paint jobs that good on my projects.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#5 posted 05-25-2009 06:26 PM

Nice chairs who wouldn’t like those on there front porch good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-25-2009 06:43 PM


I sprayed the top coat with a Critter Spray Gun. Here’s a link to a review on LJs.

I love the ease of clean up for outdoor projects. Left over paint stays in it’s Mason Jar with a lid. Of course, it’s not for fine furniture.

Here’s a link for it on Amazon about $15 less than I gave two years ago.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 06:13 AM

Very nice looking , but are they comfortable is the question….lol

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-27-2009 04:37 AM

extremely nice color! those chairs look fantastic!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#9 posted 12-06-2009 12:59 AM

Very Nice looking chairs!! Great choice of color. Good Job!

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 06:47 AM

I like the design of these. I might tweak it a little, but these are the best looking design I’ve seen so far. I hit the favorite button so I could get back to them later. Thought I should at least leave a comment. I hate it when I look back at one of my projects and more people hit the favorite button than left a comment. You being a fireman, did you ever think about some gold pinstripe?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 02:54 PM

Nicely done. Did you make these with “treated outdoor” pine?

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!

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