|Forum topic by Warren||posted 05-10-2010 12:18 PM||874 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-10-2010 12:18 PM
I have been asked by a friend to make some exterior items, a table four chairs/stools and a couple of chests to be used for storage. He wants them in a Japanese theme so I’m really looking forward to the project.
I live in Spain where the heat can be brutal in the summer and the cold not to severe but definitely chilly in the winter and so I’m wondering about the design on the pieces. I intend to use Ipe for all of it to make sure it isn’t going to collapse after a couple of years but I’m wondering about wood movement.
Most other pieces Ive seen that are intended for outdoor use seem to be in the form of slats, attached to a substructure rather and panels glued up into one piece and I can see that this is to guard against wood movement.
Are there any circumstances when it is aceptable to glue up panel for exterior use?
-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture