Mahogany Chaise Lounge

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Project by DRdeveloper posted 11-30-2008 01:59 PM 2673 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an original design – they are extra heavy to be able to stand up to a lot of abuse, salt and sun. I’m curious to see how long the finish holds up… so far, I have yet to find anything in this country that can last more than 6 months in the salt and sun of my home (we are about 50 feet from the Atlantic Ocean and the wind is always blowing salt inland).

Here in the Dominican Republic, there is very limited availability of dimensional lumber. So, I have to buy large rough stock (or trees) by the bundle, then saw and plane them down to whatever size I need. The good news is that I can get all sorts of exotic hardwoods by just sending someone out to look for a tree (of course, it needs to be on someone’s land who wants to sell it :-> )

I built 20 of these for the pool and patios at my home. Then, I stitched cushions from polybacked canvas.

I’m a beginner woodworker – so, please excuse the amateur joinery!

-- Mark, Dominican Republic

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#1 posted 11-30-2008 02:48 PM

Welcome to LJs. I really like the design and the quality of the built seems good, Well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#2 posted 11-30-2008 03:40 PM

Great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-30-2008 03:59 PM

Sweet! I could use a couple of these by the pool.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-30-2008 10:24 PM

That looks very comfortable.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 12-03-2008 05:40 AM

wow.. very solid looking chair!

-- just another woodworking newb

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#6 posted 12-07-2008 10:36 PM

Thats a nice lounge.

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