|Project by FredIV||posted 12-01-2012 10:42 PM||3420 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this outdoor cedar hutch this past summer. She (my neighbor) wanted a rustic style hutch for her outdoor patio instead of using her typical rubbermaid folding table. She said to “beat it up” a little bit to give it that used look. I sanded the edges to achieve that look. I’m sure the used look will kick in fairly soon since she likes to entertain often.
Anyway, I used 5/4” cedar decking throughout the entire project. The knotty cedar also gave it that weathered look. The doors are made of 3/4” clear red cedar. The hardware is brushed knickel purchased from Lowes. I used a black outdoor paint for the body and a stain/paint for the table top and upper shelf. The black color matches her other patio furniture. I sanded the top a bit after it was finished then put a clear coat of outdoor sealer for added protection. I completed this project while renovating my garage for 3 weeks in July in near 100 degree temps. I’m glad to cross this one off my list just for that reason.