|Project by mtkate||posted 11-14-2009 03:07 PM||4648 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I started this late in the summer season as a way to get rid of a bunch of larger pine scraps I have had for at least 12 years. You can’t burn them in the wood stove… so I held onto them (eg. an old futon base, 2X4 leftovers that were too long to just throw away, etc).
I saw this plan online and decided to copy it. It’s a link to a .pdf, btw.
I made it less wide, because my scraps were not as long. I first cut all the pieces and applied a coat of deck stain before doing any drilling, then assembled and put more stain and at least 4 coats of outdoor varnish. Instead of a 4X4 piece for each leg as in the plan, I used paired up 2X4 – which is one reason I stained before assembly (so I can get to all sides). We’ll see how this holds up.
Happy to say it’s quite sturdy, and is serving today as a place to park my butt in the shop (for sanding things…) until next spring when I put it out near an obelisk I made a few years ago that I am surprised is still standing.