Outdoor cedar hutch

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Project by FredIV posted 12-01-2012 10:42 PM 2562 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


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#1 posted 12-02-2012 12:52 AM

Darn nice looking. Makes me think we should all come over for a barbeque :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 01:52 AM

Nice project. I’ve never thought of painting cedar though. haha The only wood I ever paint is plywood or pine but I do like the look of black furniture.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 02:27 AM

Very nice. I hope your renovation included insulation and an air conditioner w/heat pump! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 12:52 PM

Very nice, so nice that I would be proud to display this INSIDE! Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 01:29 PM

Thanks guys.

MT, I did insulate. I also added a window so I can mount an air conditioner in the summer. I’m working on the heating ideas as we speak. Thinking of a wall mounted self vent natural gas heater from Northerntool. It’s an attached garage so I can run the gas line right from my home.

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 02:47 PM

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 12:49 AM

Great job!

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