|Project by oldreddog||posted 05-12-2013 11:55 PM||2097 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
My wife asked me to come up with a outdoor couch design that fits our style..
She handed me a photo of a mission style couch she liked.
While at a estate sale a lady was giving away a couch. I just wanted the nice cushions.
I took the photo my wife gave me and started designing the couch to the cushions.
I researched the best outdoor wood for furniture in Fine Wood Working and found White oak was rated very high.
So off the saw mill i went.
I had my fabulous mother in-law cover the cushions with a very nice all weather fabric.
I used glue rated for outdoor use on all the mortise and tenons.
I used Sikkens Cetol (http://www.sikkens.us/en/Products/HomeDepot/Pages/Cetolsrd.aspx )
for a stain and sealer.
The couch my wife spotted in her magazine cost 2599.00 YIKES !
my lumber cost was 254.00, cushion fabric was 125.00 with senior discount. Sikkens stain was , 40.00 at home depot. ————— 419.00 total
Happy mothers day to my wife who lets me play in the shop and save us money…..