|Project by zlatanv||posted 08-25-2010 03:32 AM||1663 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Finally, just finished wife’s mothers day present, fell a little behind. My wife has been wanting one of these for awhile, I bought two cushions in the spring with intentions of having it done for Mother’s day, life and the Tx heat have slowed me down a bit, built it to fit the cushions. It was too hot this year to sit in the sun anyway. All wood is recycled from pallet wood except the long rails (oak which was left over from an entertainment cabinet/wall panel). Not sure what the other woods are, allot is oak, some wormy oak, dark woods not sure of, it had some interesting color, plugged the screws with one of the woods to give it contrast (if you can’t hide it, enhance it). Wheels left over from old rotating casters from which the bearings fell out.
Tried new finishes that I have never tried before, put BLO on it to give it a little color, then tried Sikkens Cetol Marine finish first time (supposed to be satin but looks glossy). It ambered up allot, looked kind of orange when I first put it in the sun, took awhile to get used to, but it’s growing on me, was going for an old world looking color. Have not had much luck with other out door finishes in the past, found this test online on different finishes and how they hold up over the years. I put some UHMW plastic on the front legs to keep it off the concrete and from wicking up water. Did I mention it looked orange? Came out pretty well, very solid, just need to keep up on the finish every couple of years. Now I have to make one for the other cushion, hopefully it will be done sooner.
-- Z, Rockwall, TX