Cedar Chaise Lounge

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Project by Adam posted 06-28-2011 03:47 AM 17935 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a cedar chaise lounge build for a friend at work. It is 26” wide 12” off the ground and 78” long. The hardest part was the adjustment supports that support the back rest at the different positions. The decorative part in the centre of the seat was due to a miscalculation at the lumber yard. The 1×4’s that make up the cross supports that are to be cut at 24” only came in 14’ lengths and would not fit in my van. No problem I just had the lumber yard attendant cut tem in half. Oops, 14” divided by 2 is seven feet and therefor I had a bunch of 12” pieces that were totally useless and left me with not enough lumber to complete the chairs. The solution is to turn them 90 degrees and glue them to 24” support pieces and install them that way. I thought it actually made the project better in the end.

There was no finish applied to these chairs as the new owner wanted them to age naturally. Hope you like and questions and comments are more than welcome.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 06:25 PM

These turned out really nicely! The miscalculation at the lumber yard and the way you ended up useing the smaller pieces there looks like more of a cool design bonus. Way to turn what could have been an expensive mistake into a plus! :-) Thanks for sharing…

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 06:31 PM

My wife was just commenting yesterday that we never use the lounges we have becuase the cushions are always dirty, and the springs on the straps are rusting. I didn’t even think about going to a wooden surface we could lay directly on, but I think this is the answer – Thanks!

-- Time to get started

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 06:53 PM

These look great!

(Never admit to a “miscalculation” when you can claim it as a design feature.) :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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will delaney

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 08:38 PM

Miscalculation turned into a real plus. Love the look.

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 05:34 PM

Well done and nice save on the lumber.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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