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Pair of Red Cedar Rockers

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Project by bowtie posted 04-24-2012 11:51 PM 2073 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of red cedar rockers I made using lumber I sawed. They have cupholders in both armrest, curved backs and are quite comfortable.
There is some awesome grain patterns and colors in the wood, I tried to capture this in the closeup of the armrest.
Thanks for looking,

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com





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#1 posted 04-24-2012 11:55 PM

Very nice!

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 11:56 PM

Nice, like the cupholders. Cedar does have a lot going on, but I find it difficult to finish at times.

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 12:09 AM

These turned out nice. I love cedar and these look beautiful. Good job.

The table between them looks great too. Looks like it was a difficult build! LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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wild bill franklin

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#4 posted 04-25-2012 01:08 AM

Man, These rockers sharp!!... I love red cedar anyway because it’s so easy to work with. Great job !!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 01:29 AM

These are exceptionally nice. Great finish and comfortable looking design.

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

#6 posted 04-25-2012 02:10 AM

These are great that wood really looks good.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 02:14 AM

They Rock! nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 09:48 AM

Thanks for the looks and comments.
Chaotic, I finished these rockers with 5 thin coats of minwax spar urethene applied with a hvlp sprayer. Seems to be a durable finish that really enchances the cedars color and grain. I have used shellac on some indoor cedar projects and it does a beautiful job. I have tried minwax and rustoleum brand waterbased poly on cedar and my projects turned almost brown within a few days, very disapointing. I like the low fumes and clean up of water based poly but not on cedar.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#9 posted 04-25-2012 10:26 AM

Beautiful. Of course I love the Cedar.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 04-25-2012 04:44 PM

Well done love the wood and the finish.

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

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#11 posted 04-25-2012 08:08 PM

Thanks Bowtie, it’s funny but that’s exactly what I ended up using on some Adirondack chairs I made a couple years ago. Same method of application as well. Another solid cedar item I made was a small blanket chest. On that I used Minwax wipe on poly and it didn’t retain the fresh cut cedar look either. It stayed tacky much longer than other woods I’ve finished with WOP too.

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#12 posted 04-26-2012 12:14 AM

I like the red cedar, gives the chairs a nice look and the cup holders are a nice touch.

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