|Project by AugieCoe||posted 03-08-2011 04:23 AM||1536 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My first project using actual plans. I think one of the things I really love about woodworking is coming up with your own design, figuring out the scale, dimensions, overall look, etc. Well, not this time! I couldn’t really figure out how this thing was going to hold together, so I grabbed some plans off the internet. I’m glad I used cedar. It would have been cheaper using pressure treated lumber, but I really like the look of the cedar with some water sealer added. They have held up for a year and a half and still look and feel great. One more coat of sealer this summer and I should be good for another 2 years.
Lesson learned from this project? Even with plans you sometimes have to improvise. The number of back slats didn’t quite fit from the plans. I ended up cutting one slat in half and using one for each side. The angle in the back isn’t quite what it should be so you sit a little straighter than you are supposed too. Don’t get me wrong, they are still very comfortable, plus it’s good for my posture.
-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!