No blood this time...I think I may be getting better...Cedar and Select Pine

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Project by A.Scott posted 04-03-2013 04:06 PM 2473 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maybe one time I will remember to take photos as I nibble at the wood. Tthe first three pics are Cedar wood and the last three are Select Pine. Last night I finished these two and I applied one coat of Minwax Tung Oil with no gloss (my first time using some tung on wood work :-) and I was stunded at how much the color jumped out of the cedar.
These pics are before I choose how much to cut off the front leg to transform what I have began calling a Cell Phone Chair (CPC) into a Cell Phone Beach Chair (CPBC). The purpose of cutting the front leg is because it holds the cells, ipod etc more upright, it is harder to tip over (backwards that is), and all that have asked me to make them one say they like the CPBC look/design better.
If you have any advise on how or what to do with Tung Oil please let me hear it…thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 05:40 PM

Cool, african style

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 05:43 PM

Looks like you had fun making this.

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 06:23 PM

interesting, what is the size of it?

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 07:49 PM

This design is too cool for words! Could you share the plans, or is it a trade secret? I’ve got a pile of unused teak outdoor furniture (pretty beat up, but still …) that I could use for these.

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 09:55 PM

OK I’m a little slow but now I get it. At first glance I thought it was a full size chair and I’m saying “man that don’t look to comfy” Cool design. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to scale it up and make a full size chair. You’d need to shorten the front legs though.

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 10:30 PM

Very cool, the grain is eye-catching!

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 11:07 PM

Thanks for the remarks ljs…i like the idea too of makng one larger…i already have a piece of wood cut and set aside to make one of these for my son to see if they can become actual chairs.
I got the idea of making this from another lj who made something similar to this and as i worked on building what he had posted i widend the wood to where one piwce could be cut to hold a cell phone, ipad, or even made to hold a book. I later learned this was made long ago and i believed call a Roubo book stand or something like that. If u want to know exactly how i made this let me know and i will draw ip the plans and share them with u…again thanks for the remarks
oh the beach chair look was simply an a well designed accident

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#8 posted 04-04-2013 11:41 AM

Looks like you’ve got this down pat!

On Tung oil, I apply at least one coat to all my projects to “bring out the grain”
Any new finish that is water based will only protect a project and you never see any grain.
I’m about to post a new project where I used Danish oil that really brought out the true beauty of the wood.

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#9 posted 04-04-2013 11:53 AM

Thanks CampD!

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