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Outdoor chairs made out of African Sapele and White Cedar

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Project by mazzy posted 129 days ago 714 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Each chair had 28 mortise and tenon joints. It was a good thing I’d purchased a Leigh FMT Pro for the job. Saved a lot of time. The chairs weigh about 50 lbs each

Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com





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bygrace

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#1 posted 129 days ago

I really like the look of those chairs. Nice color contrast. I know cedar is great for outdoor furniture, does Sapele have some of those same qualities? What did you use to finish the chairs?

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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mazzy

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#2 posted 129 days ago

Hey Andy,

Per the expert at MacBeath Hardwood (San Francisco Hardwood dealer) Sapele does very well outside. Additionally it is dense like ash.

I finished it with McCloskey Man O’ War Spar Varnish. “Rattle can” satin finish. recommended by our local Woodcraft in-house finish specialist.

Thanks for the complement.

Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com

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Mork

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#3 posted 129 days ago

Wow… those look fantastic!

I would never consider leaving them out in the rain. The two woods look great together.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 129 days ago

Good looking chairs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bugz

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#5 posted 129 days ago

Super looking chairs, great build.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 128 days ago

wow very nice looking outdoor chair set, the African Sapele & white cedar go very well together. You did an excellent job thanks for sharing.

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

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 123 days ago

They are beautiful and solid looking. Great design and wood combo. I’m sure they will last long outdoors to be enjoyed. Great work!

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