Semi Adirondack couch and Coffee Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Harvey38 posted 422 days ago 1213 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Comfortable furniture where we live in Costa Rica is non-existant. I borrowed part of this design from a window seat and used a comfortable single mattress that is roomy and has enough space for me and my wife to read reclined.
The mattress slides underneath the sloped back 6” and the arms are bolted on to allow for a adjusting to a higher position like a window seat.
All of the wood is purple heart.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

10 comments so far

View Skiedra's profile


255 posts in 895 days

#1 posted 422 days ago

Very nice, Harvey.

How big is the table and what’s the secret behind all that shiny surface??

View Harvey38's profile


33 posts in 423 days

#2 posted 422 days ago

Thank you. Marine varnish.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

View Buckethead's profile


1910 posts in 472 days

#3 posted 422 days ago


Love the dowels.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

View Harvey38's profile


33 posts in 423 days

#4 posted 422 days ago

Hi Bucket head. The woods are purple heart and manglillo. Manglillo is the local name. We literally have over 600 species of trees here so even the foresters sometimes cannot distinguish the differences easily. Both are hardwoods and native to Costa Rica.
Get well soon.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

View david38's profile


1026 posts in 947 days

#5 posted 422 days ago

beautiful pieces

View a1Jim's profile


112001 posts in 2180 days

#6 posted 422 days ago

Excellent work.

-- Custom furniture

View asloanie's profile


36 posts in 591 days

#7 posted 421 days ago

Can you post some more pictures w/o the cushions?

View Harvey38's profile


33 posts in 423 days

#8 posted 421 days ago

Be glad to. I am not in Costa Rica right now but will post in a week or so.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

View NiteWalker's profile


2709 posts in 1180 days

#9 posted 420 days ago

Amazing job!
It looks super comfy. :-)

The table looks great too.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

View Fishinbo's profile


11216 posts in 779 days

#10 posted 419 days ago

Great work on the beautiful set, great design and joinery. The couch is very inviting. Love the table top, the finish is just amazing.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase