Outdoor Chair & Table

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Project by AngieO posted 08-17-2013 09:49 PM 1812 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I loved the 2×4 chairs and table from Jay at (JSB on here) so I had to build one for myself. I started out with just one. I do plan on making another chair and then one of his benches as well. He has great videos on how he did the build along with SketchUp pics and cutlist.

I got this wood free. But it was pretty rough. Which is why I decided to paint it.

Here it is before I painted it.

I know, I know… I should have sanded it down before I assembled. I just got too excited and didn’t.
After I assembled it I did take the sander to it. But it there were a lot of places I couldnt get to. And… there were some places that just didnt sand out.

And of course… I love the red color. I spray painted it. I will do a few things different on the next one. Also, after assembling it I decided to soften the sharp edges. I took my ROS to it. I like how it turned out.

I think I can get a few more chairs and a bench out this score :)

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 09:55 PM

The best part about something like this is you leave it out in the yard and if it falls apart in a couple years… who cares? The wood was free so just throw together another one!
Good job! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 10:07 PM

Very nice job. Your skill level improves with every piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 10:47 PM

Nice going , Angie. I think you can build set for a whole theater full from all the wood you’ve acquired!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-17-2013 11:31 PM

Keep it up , you’re doing a fine job.

-- Fredj

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#5 posted 08-17-2013 11:43 PM

Looks good! Nice work Angie!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 12:36 AM

great chair angie,i built the chair but not the table.there a great chair just gotta build another.nice work ,love the color.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 01:33 AM

Oh yeah…suckered Marty in with the color…..That aint Alabama crimson bud….lol
Nice build Angie…looks very sturdy and build to last for quite some time. Great job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 08-18-2013 04:07 AM

Great job on the set. I build a lot of tables and benches, but never chairs. I like the look of yours. Simple and durable. Just a suggestion, try using some red decking stain next time, it should last a lot longer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 08-18-2013 03:16 PM

They look great. I think red was the way to go, really jazzes them up.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 08-18-2013 03:25 PM

Nice project, Angie. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 08-18-2013 05:10 PM

Thanks guys. I really am happy with the way it turned out.

The red decking stain would have been good. I just wasnt sure it would cover all the crap on it. I also… I had a friend comment on my pictures of then from Facebook. She said “love the pink chair”. Now… I love pink… My favorite color. And yes… I would paint chairs pink. But this is not pink. The pic doesn’t really do the color justice. It is actually a deep red. The color is called garnet. I picked this color also because It will be the color of my shutters when we paint the house. So it will match. :)

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#12 posted 08-18-2013 09:11 PM


That is awesome!!I remember when I was a kid my mom and dad had a whole set of chairs and tables and picnic tables and benches that looked kinda like what you have made…funny…it took me back to my childhood.

You are doing a great job with your skills and should be really proud!!

Keep up the good work!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#13 posted 08-18-2013 11:20 PM

Turned out nice and very functional. Tip, I use screw for this pine form pallets but plugged with dowel pins. The burrs are normally hard to plane so I take it out then plugged them with rounded sticks (sometimes I used the mop handles). The crack and splits are much easier to glue when you will split them thoroughly and clamp it back with glue on both cracked sides. Warping is the worst one but easy to put it back when you soak the pine with water and clamp them flat until dry; just put space in between so air will pass through.
Just continue doing it and develop your skills.

-- Bert

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#14 posted 08-19-2013 02:26 PM

You did a great job here Angie! Like that they will coordinate with the house. Kelp ‘em coming!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 08-20-2013 03:03 AM

Very nice Angie, awesome awesome…...!

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