|Project by Woodcanuck||posted 03-29-2010 07:02 PM||2996 views||23 times favorited||8 comments|
A pair of folding deck chairs I made a couple of years ago as a ‘cottage warming’ gift for my parents.
They are made from white cedar, stained with a cherry/mahogany stain in an effort to get close to the teak furniture used in other parts of the house, but keeping them light enough to be carried in and out of the cottage.
The plans for these were purchased at Lee Valley, I kept pretty close to the plans, just making some minor adjustments during the build process where my stock was thinner or thicker than called for in the plan.
There is a copper tube across the bottom of the back legs that is used to lock the folding mechanism in place when the chair is in use. The machanism is pretty good, but I suspect it will loosen over time and need to be tightened up or rebuilt. This may not be the case if I had used a harder wood, but all in all I’m pretty happy with the outcome.
The final finish is a spar varnish and light coat of wax.
-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.