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Project by zlatanv posted 1457 days ago 1523 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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davidroberts

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#1 posted 1457 days ago

Looks great. I love recycled wood projects. That would cost a pretty penny bought retail. You’ve got something that will last for years, almost free. Plugging the screw holes is a nice touch.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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mahadevwood

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#2 posted 1456 days ago

looking very nice, good finishing

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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patron

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#3 posted 1456 days ago

beautiful !

glad you got to finish this ,
and in plenty of time before mothers day , lol

wish i could do things that quick ,
and the price is right .

well done ,
she will love it i’m sure .

lazy fall days in the sun

-- 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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kshipp

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#4 posted 1456 days ago

Looks really good.
Where did you get the cushion? Did you make it or buy it?

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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zlatanv

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#5 posted 1456 days ago

Thanks all,

Kyle, I got the cushions at Garden Ridge, I think they were $35, the only other expense was the marine finish which cost about the same for a quart size, ouch!

Put it in the back yard yesterday, wouldn’t you know it, it rained hard for the first time in weeks.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Michael J. Moore

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#6 posted 1452 days ago

Looks good. Keep it up!

-- Michael Jos Moore | Farmington, UT

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