Outdoor Project: Cedar Wood Double Settee

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 08-01-2007 12:37 AM 9984 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I was digging through the DeCou Photo Archives for something I could enter in the Summer Garden Project contest, I found this project that I had forgotten about.

I built this directly from the plans in WOOD magazine. I gave it to a good friend of ours, and it is sitting on his deck in the photos. Isn’t that a nice barn in the background? The interior is as nicely restored as the outside.

thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou

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#1 posted 08-01-2007 12:48 AM

I thought maybe those were halos. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Joel Tille

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#2 posted 08-01-2007 01:01 AM

Nice Settee, you are always pulling projects out of the woodwork. Hopefulley your not eyeballing that barn for future projects. LOL

-- Joel Tille

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#3 posted 08-01-2007 01:13 AM

I thought Don was going to say halos were his favorite for a minute there. I have this issue, you really did them justice. Exact replicas. Nice going Mark.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 08-01-2007 02:52 AM

nice project … I remeber that magazine issue, good luck on the entry

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Roger Strautman

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#5 posted 08-01-2007 04:51 AM

Nice again Mark!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#6 posted 08-01-2007 05:03 AM

Sweet one Mark. I have that issue of Wood Mag.

Thank you for sharing you beautiful woodworking skills with us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 08-01-2007 05:55 AM

Ahhh, now that I like. Oh, Mark made it…well, I’d like it if anyone had made it. I say that because Mark is yet to post anything I didn’t appreciate. Even the biff!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 08-01-2007 11:44 AM

I love the backs .. and the little table.. and .. yes, the barn :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 08-01-2007 01:52 PM

nice work, Mark. and the model looks happier.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 08-03-2007 04:46 AM

Nice chairs Mark. I’m looking forward to building some chairs for my new front porch. I finally got moved and things are getting to be in place.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#11 posted 09-29-2007 01:06 AM

I gotta make one of these.Very nice project for next summer. Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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