Recycled hemlock patio cart

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Project by Chris Love posted 04-27-2012 02:13 PM 1533 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This patio cart is the latest project for my kid’s school auction. It is made from recycled hemlock that was a split rail fence for 30 years. The plan is from Woodsmith but I modified it a little. Only the wings that are viewed from both side are mortise and tenon, the rest of the slats are pocket holed.

It was a lot more work than I anticipated and the wood was a lot harder to work with than I am used to. If I want to keep working with this wood (I have about 500 board feet); I am definitely going to buy a thickness planner!

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 02:54 PM

Great project, nicely done!

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 05:59 PM

Thank you!

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 06:01 PM

^a friend of mine gave me some hemlock and described it as a “construction grade” wood. For that reason, I left it lying around, abused. When I finally cut it up, I was shocked by how much I liked it. I wish I had treated it better like you have:) I really like this piece.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 09-18-2017 07:46 PM

This patio cart is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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