Patio Set From Reclaimed Barn Wood

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Project by gfadvm posted 07-29-2011 11:31 PM 2152 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my dad died my daughter and her boyfriend rented a skid steer and went to the ranch and dismantled his patio and the rock wall surrounding it using a sledge and a mortar chisel. They then hauled it to her house and rebuilt it! I was very impressed with their effort so I made her a patio set out of doug fir I salvaged from dad’s horse barn to put on her new patio. She said it was too nice to put outside so it serves as her dining room set and goes out during the nice weather as a patio set. It was a fun build but the octagonal table drove me crazy [no plans/ designed on the fly like all my stuff]. The table is 4’ in diameter and the chairs are like the ones I posted previously. Finish is several coats of sprayed on Spar.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 07-30-2011 02:02 AM

I see you’ve been very busy, Doc. I like ‘em!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 02:30 AM

Very nice work and good re-use of fine material.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 07-30-2011 02:50 PM

Nice I like your design. Impressive use of salvage lumber. A nice memorial wall build too great tribute to your dad. He’ll always be around in spirit now.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 07-30-2011 04:45 PM

Great job!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 07-30-2011 07:46 PM

Well done a great story!

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

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 01:06 AM

i think this looks like a meeting of directors for a western movie staring …guess who…doc himself…this is a nice set, really cool that you used the wood over again…thats what i really enjoy…these will be handed down from generation to the next doc..great work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 08-01-2011 03:27 AM

Thanks guys. You are too kind. This was a very rewarding project for me as there is a lot of our family history preserved here. I will post the room in her house that I floored with dads hayloft floor and some other stuff in her house when she gets things where I can get some pics. Stay tuned!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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