|Project by siggs||posted 02-20-2014 04:40 PM||1458 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
This was a project for a customer. I bought this cedar which was actual 2×2” from a pile at a local lumber yard, had to pick through it but there were some really good pieces in it and the price was right at 20cents a piece! Figured I could do something from them even if it wasn’t conventional. I think it worked out pretty good, maybe not the easiest compared to running longer boards length wise, but still not TOO bad, considering it would be a minimal cost to build.
Materials wester red cedar – slats, posts, surround trim.
SPF 2×3 for the apron, painted black. I like using this for the structural aspect as it’s stiffer, holds fasteners well, and the painted look is a cool contrast. Plus it’s cheap.
Linseed turpentine mix for the top coat, mind you this was just a quicky to give it some pop, the sikkens cedar would of looked awesome on it if it was in the budget.
If you have any ideas for improvements please let me know, I am working to develop a constant system to make and sell this kind of thing locally.