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Project by janice posted 10-05-2009 03:35 AM 2334 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dare to post this because it’s not really woodworking. But then again, look at all those stilts, floor joist and braces. My husband did all that. This is wood and this was work. Not to mention framing up underneath for concrete. This is actually a picture of my new concrete underneath our roon addition on our cabin that was poured this weekend. Should have taken the picture during the day so you could see the river right in front of us. My husand and friends did a great job! But see, one project leads to another. I need or maybe I should say I want to build me a nice porch swing to hang underneath and I’ve seen some really nice chaise lounge chairs on this site that I want to put under here too. That’s why I’m sharing this with you all. Just letting you know what is to come. I think I’m gonna be busy this winter! Any suggestions for outdoor wood? It will be out of the weather but will deffintely go under water at least once or twice a year when the river comes up in the spring, or anytime it wants to, for that matter. Of course I’ll have everything anchored down so it doesnt float off, but what kind of wood should I use that is here in Missouri? I don’t want to paint it and have to sand it down and repaint every couple of years. I want it to last without having to do all that. And still look pretty. Any suggestions will help.

-- Janice





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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 03:51 AM

I can definitely see a porch swing in your future. I don’t have one now but miss the one I had on my last house.
BTW: I didn’t see your initials in the concrete. Did I just miss them? LOL!

-- Gary

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janice

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 03:56 AM

My friend wanted so bad to put our initials in a heart. But my husband said no. I wasnt there, or it would have happened. My friend said he came so close to doing it when he wasnt looking, but he just put the date instead.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 04:52 AM

well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 05:18 AM

Yes, I agree, it is well done. Thanks to my husband. I’m thinking, welcome to my patio DaddyO. Ha, ha. I have outdoor speakers mounted underneathe there too. The sound system is great, inside and out. My husband wants to mount a TV underneath too. Why I don’t know, he isnt that much of a sports fan, so what’s is he gonna watch on TV outside, COPS?? I don’t now.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 10-05-2009 11:24 AM

Woodworking has many branches. Nice job

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 01:10 PM

Hi Janice
good to hear from a fellow river rat/lumberjock
we’re up by mile 470 on the Mo river
You might check with
Liberty Hardwoods in K.C., they keep cypress on hand

http://www.libertyhardwoodsinc.com

they don’t list prices on their site but the last cypress i bought was about $2.70 bd ft for 8/4 and 4/4 was a little less

also
Bloomer Hardwoods, Platte City 816-330-3596 keeps cedar on hand for about $2 bf

keep on floatin and good boatin

-- Ron, Missouri

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janice

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#7 posted 10-05-2009 01:24 PM

Thanks for the advise, I will defiteny keep that in mind. I was thinking about using cedar but it really messes with me as far as allergys go.
We are on the Gasconade river about 2 miles from the Missiouri river. The Gasconade is much calmer than the Missouri, but we’re right there and can have fun on either on. I just hope we don’t have to deal with another flood like last year for a long time!

-- Janice

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#8 posted 10-05-2009 02:18 PM

Very good Woodwork, Looks to be very solid. As for the furniture with water resistance. There is a Brazilian hard wood called IPE that would work excellent, It will withstand insects, outdoor conditions and water with out rot. I have made several peices from it as well as Decks, It Silvers grey with age and sun exposure, But has a beautiful Cherry color when not exposed to direct sunlight. I would say check with local lumber yards, It’s a little pricey but well worth the cost for your conditions. Good luck.

-- Marty Ohio

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#9 posted 10-05-2009 02:47 PM

janice ,
go with the ipe if you can ,
most woods expand/conyract in water .
that makes for lots of fastener problems ,
cracking and checking .
the ipe needs to be driled for the fasteners,
use stainless ( or galvanized ) if you don’t want to have stains .
a little prevention ,
and thru bolts ( or carriage ) and washers and locknuts .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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janice

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#10 posted 10-05-2009 02:57 PM

Thanks for the advise, but what is ipe? I know I’ve seen this on here before, probably from you.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 10-05-2009 03:13 PM

Okay, I found it. It is very pretty, looks much nicer than cedar. Thanks for your help.

-- Janice

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#12 posted 10-05-2009 11:55 PM

No doubt Ipe is the best for outdoors. A good quality marine varnish is probably the best outdoor finish for it. Wear dust protection. Ipe is reasonably priced too compared to other tropical woods, because it is mainly sold as a decking material

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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janice

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#13 posted 10-06-2009 12:50 AM

That’s what I’m seeing, decking material. Should I use that and just rip it down to the size I need?

-- Janice

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#14 posted 10-06-2009 01:20 AM

they got 1×6” boards in lengths too ,
( maybe the decking is that already ) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 10-06-2009 05:46 PM

I wasn’t joking about the dust protection Janice. Since you are sensitive to Cedar, you should take every reasonable precaution. I hope you have a good dust extraction system, mask and it wouldn’t hurt to wear some sort of protective clothing, A painters jump suit for example or a CSI outfit. Good luck with your project. Looking at your cabin kitchen, I’m sure it will come out real good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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