|Project by JohnEinNJ||posted 08-05-2012 03:55 PM||1906 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
This loveseat was made from a discarded redwood picnic table top found in front of a neighbor’s yard. The wood was pretty chewed up, but cleaned up nicely on the table saw (don’t have a planer). It’s based on these very comfortable plans; the arms are a little narrower because of the size of the available lumber. Trying to make the cut list fit on the 8 pieces of cleaned up nominal 2×6 (after losing about an additional 1/4 inch in each direction to cleanup) was a chore in itself. There wasn’t quite enough, so I had to mail order an 8-foot 2×4 of recovered redwood from California – at a cost of about $80, including shipping! Later, of course, I found a scrap buried deep in the garage that would have done the trick :( It’s finished with 3 coats of spar varnish.