Semi Adirondack couch and Coffee Table

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Project by Harvey38 posted 318 days ago 1090 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,

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#1 posted 318 days ago

Very nice, Harvey.

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

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#2 posted 318 days ago

Thank you. Marine varnish.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#3 posted 318 days ago


Love the dowels.

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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#4 posted 318 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,

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#5 posted 318 days ago

beautiful pieces

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#6 posted 318 days ago

Excellent work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 317 days ago

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

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#8 posted 317 days ago

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

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#9 posted 316 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.

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#10 posted 315 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.

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