|Project by Roger Clark aka Rex||posted 07-07-2009 09:48 AM||3153 views||12 times favorited||15 comments|
Well as you might know, I am really new to wookworking and have now have a few months experience??
As I was retired due to health reasons I wondered whatever I was going to do to keep my mind and body active, so I looked around the yard and decided NOT to try to repair the yard furniture which was always destroyed by the Texas weather. So I decided to have a go at making replacements that would last.
As you can see I now have a complete set of yard furniture, which although not elegant, is very satisfying to me.
I used “Yellow Wood” treated pine, the stain is Honey Gold and they have 2 coats of gloss Spar varnish on them – so they should last. The chair backs have adjustable rake angles that be set to sitters choice and the front legs are adjustable to set up on uneven surfaces. The decoration consists of a center Concho with the Texas Star and state outline. The “carvings” were made on my baby cnc router and they are Rose strings. I made the arms wide so that I could cut drink holders – my wife insists they are for Dr. Pepper!
I have also made a few single chairs which I will post for your review in a few days.
There has been a big learning curve for me and the good old trial and error featured well but I have really enjoyed it and now have something I made which we can put to good use.
PS What do I do with all this sawdust???
-- 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.