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Project by ronstar posted 08-20-2012 10:57 AM 1063 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It took me most of the summer, but I finally finished a chaise lounge and table. They are both from plans from Woodsmith outdoor projects. White oak, and sprayed with spar varnish. Now I have to build another chaise.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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JohnEinNJ

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 02:38 PM

Beautiful job! I just bought that book yesterday, and I’m thinking hard about that chaise. Couple of other projects to finish first. Any advice? What bits were the trickiest?

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ronstar

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 10:07 PM

John – trickiest part was making the wheels, but there is a plan for a circle jig online that can be accessed using a code in the Woodsmith book.

The only advice I would have is to get the rubber v-belts for the wheels first so that you can fine tune the wheel size to fit the belt tightly. Also – I sprayed everything with spar varnish and the varnish does not dry on the belts. I had to lightly sand the belts to get the varnish off. Next time I’ll masking tape off the belts to avoid getting varnish on them.

Plans were great – ended up with a solid chaise.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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