|Forum topic by Matt Franck||posted 05-26-2010 06:58 PM||2763 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-26-2010 06:58 PM
I’m in the design stage to build a couple of pieces of outdoor furniture for my pool deck:
I intend to make both from Florida Cypress with consistent dimensioning where possible in the design. I will use frame and panel construction for all walls, doors and lids. The rails and styles will be 2” x 3/4”.
My question is related to the panel construction. My preference is for a tongue & groove panel. I see most of the T&G cypress at 3/4”. This seems wastefully thick for my purposes, as well as unnecessarily heavy.
How thin can I make T&G cypress?
Alternatively, I could make it look like T&G with butt joined chamfered edges. That would result in less rigidity in the panels and this is an outdoor project in North Florida humidity.
I’d appreciate any other ideas or consideration I haven’t taken into the design.