Rustic Style Red Cedar Cabin Size LivingRoom Set

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 02-17-2010 12:52 AM 3327 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rustic Style Red Cedar Cabin Size LivingRoom Set sized to work well in a cabin or such, I used 2 inch thick slabs of Red Cedar, legs are hand mortised in an inch deep, epoxied and backed up with kreg screws 2.5 in long, There were some voids so I suspended some crushed Turquoise with a little of the iron ore powder in epoxy.

I finished with Poly on Top and a tinted oil on the legs to darken them some.


-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 01:15 AM

ahhh, my favorite wood ,and my favorite aesthetic! Rustic!
how did you attach the top/legs,and branch stretcher ?

beautiful set friend,

-- Matthew,Long island ny.

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 01:32 AM

Thanx Tribal, yea I got in a lil of a hurry, It is hard to tell from the lighting but I used three forks in three of the tables, The stretchers I held about 6in up form the bottom and just kind of sighted which side looked best and then a ground a flat and curved spot where it would attach to the leg, then I would drill 3/8 inch countersinks about 1/2 way thru the stretcher and then sink them solid with kreg screws, I then plugged my holes with a matching plug. On the forked braces I would pick a wide fork and pull it through to where it lined up with at least three legs, mark them cut them and attached them in the same fasihion using smaller screws and plugged the holes. The tops are hand traced mortises of the actual curves of the leg, I used a 3/4 in straight bit on a router set an inch deep, set the legs, used pocket jig and secured them with 2.5 in screws, I set the pockets back a little so I would not go thru the top, when ready I mixed some 2 part epoxy, set the legs in there and screwed them down, they ain’t going nowhere :) Thanx for the kind comments…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 01:46 AM

killer work. i luv cedar.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 01:53 AM

Nice project, I like the use of Turquoise.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 05:53 AM

Nice Job!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 11:08 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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