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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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#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?
#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.
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