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Project by RussellAP posted 404 days ago 1041 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got an order for 6 of these pool loungers.
I decided to make the frame and legs out of some hickory that I had bought a couple months ago from my sawyer. I didn’t really have a plan for the hickory, so I’m glad this project came along.

Turns out that hickory is probably the best material for this lounge. It’s 81 3/4” long so it needs a good solid wood frame. The hickory is rock solid and only gives about a half inch when I stand on it and jump and I’m 200+ lbs. I think cedar would have been real shaky.

The slats are all made from 5/4 cedar decking.

I have plans if anyone wants them message me.

All the wood is real dimensions, i.e. 1×2 is actually 1”x 2”, same with all the other dimensions. There is something special about the look of a real 1×4 compared to the store bought stuff.

The client is going to either paint of stain and seal after he gets them. Hickory is a great wood, nice and hard, but is prone to boring insects if it is left untreated and wet.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.





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danoaz

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#1 posted 404 days ago

Great job. I just finished an outdoor bench for our backyard and I was thinking about something like this. Yes, I would like to see the plans for this. Really nice.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#2 posted 403 days ago

Great post and fine project. Thank you so much for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#3 posted 403 days ago

Simple but functional good job Russ.

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#4 posted 403 days ago

A nice project, they look great, well done

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 400 days ago

Good looking loungers! Like the wood choice and design. It’s definitely a great addition to the outdoors. Great work!

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 400 days ago

a1Jim, The first one took two days, the second took one day, and I just did the third one in four hours. The design is slowly being modified, (the original design was by a homekeeper in Alaska and her joinery technique was a little bit lacking), so I made some joinery changes. If you take a look at the plans, the inside stringer gets the braces in the middle before you put on the side frame. This makes it awkward to work with, so I slotted the middle for a piece of 1×2 hickory and put the end caps on first, then fitted the middle into the cut out I made.
The overall length is 81 3/4” so it’s hard to work around this in the shop.

The plans are on this page: http://ana-white.com/2010/04/when-we-were-installing-plumbing-and.html scroll to step two and you’ll see what I mean. I can come up with a couple ways to do this better.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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