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Mission style outdoor couch in White Oak

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Project by oldreddog posted 474 days ago 1774 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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…..

-- oldreddog





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JoeBama

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#1 posted 474 days ago

Have a pile of white oak myself. Think I will follow your lead and turn it into some outdoor stuff. Love the mission style. Your work is stellar.

-- JoeBama, Madison, Al. jdharless57@knology.net

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NormG

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#2 posted 474 days ago

Great job, I was just speaking with my in laws today that I want to build a Morris chair, with my liited shop time I do not know when this will be done

-- Norman

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 473 days ago

Well done!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Vicki

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#4 posted 473 days ago

That is a wonderful, first class couch. Your wife is lucky you’re so skilled.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 176 days ago

Nice mission style couch.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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