Yard settee

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Project by ralbuck posted 06-22-2019 06:27 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rescued and new wood used.

About 6-1/2 feet long, seat height is 20 ’” width is 24” total height of unit is 43”.
Made from some new cedar and framed with salvage cedar and fir 2 by stock, even a little redwood.

No plans strictly and T & E build as usual. leg angle that seems to work well is 15degrees.

Base has about 7 cross members, some corners angled braced with smaller 45-degree blocks too.
Everything is screwed with pilot holes being used on all holes.
I am, waiting to see some improving ideas from the L-J crowd!

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

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#1 posted 06-22-2019 06:39 PM

If it will support you, your significant other, and your favorite chilled poison, a victory “Oh-Yeah!” will mark it done.

-- -- Paul: jack of dreams, a master none.

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#2 posted 06-22-2019 06:52 PM

Nice place for some couple or good buddies in need.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-22-2019 08:01 PM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 06-22-2019 10:07 PM

Ralbuck, all you need is a beer holder but I see that’s already been suggested. Perhaps a foot rest as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 06-22-2019 10:38 PM


-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 06-22-2019 11:17 PM

Very neat project job well gone.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 06-23-2019 01:34 AM

Takes some thinking to make things without a plan! Nice work! Now for some nice thick cushions for those with bony butts! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 06-23-2019 01:39 AM

That looks like one fine chair sir, a great addition to a sunny spot in the yard.
Yes, winter downunder so chasing the sun.
Love that you rescue and recycle old timber, top marks.

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

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#9 posted 06-23-2019 12:13 PM

Very nice! I could sit in that for hours!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 06-23-2019 01:15 PM

Nice job ralbuck. I made one similar years ago and my son took it for his house. LOL. I would suggest rounding off all the edges some for a more comfortable feeling.

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

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#11 posted 06-23-2019 08:48 PM

Nice work , Ralph!!..............Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 06-25-2019 02:35 AM

Great effort Ralph.

Just nice to sit there with a coffee and think and relax.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 06-27-2019 12:04 PM

How can perfect work be improved. Very fine work. I am even think of words to say, maybe it is because it is 4:30 in the morning. This week has bee hectic, funeral, back to building and sawmilling, yesterday rescuing a friend stuck out in the bush with two flat tires, daughter buying property, will go to look over the place today, 300 mile from here. becoming back Saturday.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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