Adirondack Double Settee

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Project by dabbbler posted 07-23-2014 10:12 PM 2130 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the deck settee for two from the WOOD magazine book “35 Great Outdoor Projects”. The wood is larch (from the lumbermill near where I live in Bavaria, Germany). Sizing of the rough sawn lumber is done by handtools, only curves are prepared by a power jigsaw and finished with a spokeshave. Finish is oil based OSMO. The loon and pattern in the back splats are omitted.

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 12:09 AM

Wow, that is a lot of work with hand tools! It is a great bench.

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 02:19 AM

I LOVE this design !!! Great utility and apparent comfort. I want to sit in it. :)

Your craftsmanship and photography are wonderful.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 03:12 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. You will really like it here and everyone is super nice.

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 09:07 AM

Yes, I underestimated the lot of work and therefore this was not a few weekend project but a few month project. The reason for using hand tools is that I am very interested in improving my skills there, especially hand planing. But I admit that I wouldn’t have enough space in my hobby shop for powertools.

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 04:06 PM

Very nice craftsmanship. Turned out nice

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 05:18 PM

Hello dabbbler

Welcome to Lj’s

Great project

I love it

The choice of colors is beautiful

Thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 06:26 AM

hey dabbbler
How do you like OSMO color stains? Exactly which product did you use? I’m from Slovenia and although their products are pricey I love their UV Protect oil. I’m looking for an opinion before deciding on using their oil stain versus some commercial stuff with half a price of OSMO.

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#8 posted 07-25-2014 04:58 PM

Thanks for all kind comments.

I used OSMO country color number 2506 royal blue and 2703 charcoal. Because it is labeled as opaque I thinned it with mineral spirit (first coat 1:1, then subsequently fewer thinner, 3 coats each color) to let the wood grain shine more through. That way I loose perhaps some UV protection and thinned the drying and other components as well, but for me larch has a beautiful grain. OSMO has translucent colors too, but I had the can already open for another project and wanted a right blue.

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