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Project by thiel posted 04-09-2019 03:37 AM 693 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this step for a house I no longer own. Made it in “mahogany” (sapele I think) so I would not have to maintain it.

At the very moment we were leaving the house to move out of state, I yelled “Oh… WAIT!” and I ran over and grabbed the step. I plan to break it down and repurpose the wood!

Still, this was a sturdy and useful piece when in use. Left outside in the weather (lake effect snow, etc.) and it always had a nice warm feel to sit on it. Finished with teak oil (whatever that is) and it held up real nice without ever needing refinishing. Used stainless screws to hold it together, but it was unnecessary because everything is still tight as a drum from the titebond III.

-- --Thiel

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#1 posted 04-09-2019 11:41 AM

Simple but elegant design. I dig it.

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 07:54 PM

That wood looks great for having been outside – good thing you remembered to grab it before you left! I recently picked up an outdoor bench that someone was throwing away and upon sanding down the weathered wood, it looks like mahogany. I need to replace the slats because several are broken and would love the look you have on your steps. Only problem is, I don’t know where to find wood like this – any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

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