patio set

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Project by tony77 posted 08-29-2018 07:01 PM 4237 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

patio set i have just finished don’t i should paint or stain

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 07:38 PM

I love the look of wood but my 2ยข (probably not worth that) is unless you use marine epoxy you will have to refinish with Spar urethane/Teak Oil/Aust. timber oil, almost every 2 years. So I would use oil base paint. If you put Titebond III on the end grain feet it’ll keep the feet from rotting if they are in a little standing water. They look great and if you have time to refinish it, it would look awesome to see the wood grain. Great Job!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 08-30-2018 01:21 AM

They would look nice with Sikkens Cetol on them. My favorite outdoor film.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 08-30-2018 01:22 AM

I love making these sorts of things. Nice job.

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#4 posted 08-30-2018 04:39 AM

That is a fabulous looking chair, much more upright than an Adirondack. looks like an easy rise design. Where did you get the thought, design, plan? The leg has a lot more rise than a normal “wooden outdoor chair” and it has a lot more knee than about any chair in memory. The table is fairly simple, but very well laid out, offers a usable space, and solid construction, without a lot of bulk.

Winner winner chicken dinner…....

Just know any film finish needs to be redone, and I’ve yet to see one that didn’t seem to draw dirt/grime to it like a magnet. Paint is so much more versatile, and the rainbow is truly your working pallet. Unless it truly is an all weather wood I default to Epoxy on the end grain feet, Kilz x 3 coats to prime, then whatever latex to float yer boat. I’ll belt sand the feet as smooth as I can to try to close the end grain, and then I’ll coat them a few coats with an epoxy resin. I’m not sure if flooding it is the right term, but you want as much absorption into the end grain as you can get. Allow that to fully dry, in the Summer it goes quickly, then start with the Kilz.>>>>Paint

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 06:39 AM

Great looking set…real classic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 08-30-2018 06:23 PM

Very nice.
Where did you get the plans?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 08-31-2018 10:39 AM

My wife picks stuff up along side the road frequently. A pair of beat up Adirondack chair made their way to our front porch. I just tool one apart and made several pairs. myself. Someone asked about plans. Now I have patterns. Note no two of them are a like. Each set got better.

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#8 posted 09-08-2018 03:59 PM

I love these too especially the fact that they are quite upright. I would paint them btw.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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