|Project by RussellAP||posted 06-22-2013 09:01 PM||1521 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
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.
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