|Project by Nick_R||posted 09-02-2012 10:45 PM||2046 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my first stab at something this large ….... and made to sit on! I used plans that someone posted on one of the forums for a Miller? chair. They were copied from a magazine, Popular Mechanics I think, but left out some detail… at least detail I needed. But the pictures worked… the next one I make will be a little quicker and neater.
Regardless, I used some old cedar I bought at a local wholesaler that had scraps and pieces at a great price. I bought all the cedar for $35, the screws cost about $7, half bottle of glue and a hinge so I guess all total was about $50.00
I have not applied the finish yet and I have a dilemma regarding the screw holes. I did not countersink them correctly so there is no room for plugs.. I thought of leaving them exposed, rustic look :-) , but I have also considered re-sawing a piece of cedar I have left and doing a veneer.. Don’t know but anyone’s advice would be appreciated.
Also, don’t know what is the best finish to use for cedar.. Can it be painted? spray poly? or leave it natural…
Advice is greatly appreciated.
-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.