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Project by KnickKnack posted 07-18-2009 07:59 PM 1859 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has long been on the “to do” list.
It gets very hot here (Middle Portugal) in the summer – it hit 40 today (that’s 104 in American money) – so I’ve taken to having a little siesta in the hottest part of the day. The house is cool, but so it is in the shade outside, and I wanted somewhere to snooze – hence the Shade Lounger. Hopefully that explains why it’s so unnaturally wide.
I did take some pictures with it in the shade, but it’s so dark under the 2 ancient figs under which it sits, that you can’t see anything!
The last picture shows the basic construction – as ever, simple, but I’m fairly sure you’d classify those things as joints!
Couple of firsts for me in here – tight joints (possibly too tight, are you supposed to require a sledge hammer to get it together?), and feet that were the right size and didn’t need “shaving” to get the thing level.

Stained beech and oak, finished with oil/varnish.

I’m not sure whether to enter this bench or the other one in the competition.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, it’s not a skirt, it’s a lungi!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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mtkate

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#1 posted 07-18-2009 11:19 PM

You should switch your 4th pic to make it the first. It really brings home the idea of this piece. Great idea.

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tenontim

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#2 posted 07-19-2009 12:46 AM

Nice design. Lungi, huh? Thank goodness. I thought, “That’s one flat chested, hairy old gal.”

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#3 posted 07-19-2009 01:20 AM

looks good mate who’s the stunner posing for you LOL….....

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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John Stegall

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#4 posted 07-19-2009 01:54 AM

“but I’m fairly sure you’d classify those things as joints!”
I would definitely classify them as joints! A similar one just may be sitting beside my front door…when it drops below 40C here or I finish this roofing job I am doing that takes up all of my early morning time.

-- jstegall

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huff

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#5 posted 07-19-2009 02:32 AM

I like the design. Great job. Glad to see you put it to good use!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#6 posted 07-19-2009 02:38 AM

Great Job looks comfy well done

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 07-19-2009 03:44 AM

Great looking piece. But, where’s the shade?..............................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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DustyNewt

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#8 posted 07-19-2009 03:53 PM

I am a firm believer in siestas. Your bench is an inspiration for a well deserved nap. Enjoy!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/

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hardwoodflooring

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#9 posted 12-02-2009 06:17 PM

great job. It looks comfortable.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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