Yard settee

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Project by ralbuck posted 06-08-2018 02:13 AM 1217 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made from “rescued lumber”. About 6-1/2 feet long, just over 3 feet tall and very sturdy.

The table is tapered, no real reason; I just wanted to. It is 20 inches wide at the widest part and 19” deep. It has a center brace underneath so I can stand on it too if I decide too. The unit is sturdy enough for me to walk across. I am not large, about 145 lbs. normally.

Used cedar and some just common framing. Everything is screwed with a lot of screws and will last for years as is. If marine vanished periodically will last decades.

Design by T & E designs. Made for average sized people, not the very tall.

It is fun to start with the material pile and see what develops too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 06-08-2018 03:51 AM


-- bambi

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#2 posted 06-08-2018 04:01 AM

Looks very well built Ralph. The wood looks like it just came fresh off a tree.

-- Daniel P

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#3 posted 06-08-2018 05:21 AM

Looks good sir, even better in my yard.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 06-08-2018 06:54 AM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-08-2018 10:42 AM

works for me

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 06-08-2018 11:14 AM

Nice! Great use of ‘rescued lumber’. And just in time for the summer relaxing season!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 06-08-2018 11:33 AM

Mighty fine, looks good. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 06-08-2018 12:04 PM

Nice work, Ralbuck. Now you gave all that wood a new life!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 06-08-2018 12:56 PM

Good looking result – which also seems to double as a climbing frame according to your comments!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#11 posted 06-08-2018 01:00 PM

This project looks so nice and looks very comfortable.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 06-08-2018 03:07 PM

The settee looks like the perfect place to relax and set your beverage. Nice job Ralbuck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 06-08-2018 03:15 PM

picture not as good as seats …. from what I can see from very small picture … NICE :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#14 posted 06-08-2018 04:50 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Sorry about the small picture—site would not accept my normal pictures; so I had to reduce the size to get it to work. I will get the ratio figured out eventually.

The wood is actually new; but from a fencing company dumpster. I save it from landfill and that saves them some money and me also!

I also use drywall screws that I have to drive 30 miles round trip to buy. The price difference of less than 1/2 cost of same screws in the L & HD stores makes it worth the trip too.

I do enjoy the challenge of having to build with available; like when I was a kid. Now though I have new screws to use; not rusty political- )crooked(- nails.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#15 posted 06-08-2018 05:51 PM

Excellent work on this project, As expected from the master yard builder. Been gone for a month, lots to do here so will be some time before I can get back in the shop. Basic projects for me is garden, repair of riding lawn mower, 4 wheeler and now a side by side atv. The price was right.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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