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Covid19 Isolation Seat or Garden Love Seat??

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Project by anthm27 posted 04-04-2020 08:53 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, More Bunya Pine adventures here, Rob and I built this one together with Lovie Cheryl finishing it in the white and blue colors. A great group effort on this one.
The idea was to have a simple seat in the open grass area of the 3 Acre House Paddock for which people could take a rest from garden chores and enjoy the view. The seat quickly was named the Love seat then as the week moved on it got called the Covid19 Isolation seat.

Built obviously from the infamous Bunya Pine Slabs, Firstly we cut out the back and seat parts and while Rob carefully dressed them up with the 9 inch disk sander I cracked on and worked out a comfy seat back angle to weld some brakets up. The two post are nothing more than a cut in half gum tree limb that Id had drying in the shed for a year or so. We Bolted the seat, seat back together with the posts and brakets to get a very simple but functional design.

When I got the white undercoat sealer off the shelf to paint it pre assebly Rob dissapered somewhere. (Dont think he likes Painting) Anyways we had Lovie Cheryl to finish it in the great Blue and White. Its become a real feature in the house paddock.

Pics below include:
  • Some construction pics.
  • Lovie Cheryl having a seat so Rob and I could test the angles.
  • Rob and I digging the holes, mixing the concreete whilst setting the seat right for the concrete pour around the supporting posts.
  • Oh and Rob taking a snooze on the seat.

Great Project, a great week on the farm and of course Lovie managed to get all our names and the date of construction into the wet concrete.

Great times, thanks for reading.
Cheers
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 04-04-2020 09:29 PM

Great group effort from everyone. Colors look great. It’s a perfect setting for relaxing and conversation. Is that you home in pic 4 or at you by Robs?
Rob taking a nap, he must of did the hard work. LOL.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 04-04-2020 09:36 PM

Great job guys! I was smiling reading all this good stuff! It’s a great looking bench nice work you three! I’ve been looking at that last pic with Rob laying on the bench and thinking … I hope Rob waited for the paint to dry before his nap! LOL!

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

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anthm27

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#3 posted 04-04-2020 09:38 PM



Great job guys! I was smiling reading all this good stuff! It s a great looking bench nice work you three! I ve been looking at that last pic with Rob laying on the bench and thinking … I hope Rob waited for the paint to dry before his nap! LOL!

- woodshaver Tony C

Oh believe me, when ever there is an open tin or wet paint around Robs nowhere to be seen. As soon as it dried though he was snoozing

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#4 posted 04-04-2020 09:42 PM



Great group effort from everyone. Colors look great. It s a perfect setting for relaxing and conversation. Is that you home in pic 4 or at you by Robs?
Rob taking a nap, he must of did the hard work. LOL.

- doubleDD

Thnaks for looking in Dave, Yes its a picture of my Farm House and farm in the background here in Northern NSW.
Lovie feeds Rob up so well when he stays here, he spends half the day snoozing.

((Just joking, If the truth be known our Rob never stops working when hes staying on the farm with us. He is a huge helping hand)))

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 04-04-2020 10:07 PM

Good to see folk working together to create beautiful functional woodwork.
With those steel brackets it’ll well and truly support many a good view.

On the renaming; are you stuck there for the duration?

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

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anthm27

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#6 posted 04-04-2020 10:13 PM



Good to see folk working together to create beautiful functional woodwork.
With those steel brackets it’ll well and truly support many a good view.

On the renaming; are you stuck there for the duration?

- crowie

Cheers Crowie, yes it was good team work, . And yes mate stuck on the farm indefinitly, airline industry in total turmoil as you well know. Just trying not to think about the carnage too much.
Have a good weeknd. Hope you and your Family are safe too.
Regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 04-04-2020 10:56 PM

Good looking bench Anthony and great teamwork
I’ve been meaning to ask about your work, sorry to hear the news.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 04-05-2020 12:44 AM

Girl and Boys,

Great team effort. Good use of all that scrap bin concrete.

Philistine blue…. At least you could have painted the back board black… Garn the Woods!!!


..... he spends half the day snoozing.

and the other 1/2, sleeping.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 04-05-2020 02:00 AM

OMG!

Some explanations needed here I think.

1.Disappearing, I thought Anthony was going to paint it later so I went and packed stuff up (read as hide his tools on him) when I was finished there he was hard at it so I returned to watch the finishing touches go on

2. Yes I was certainly accommodated well, so well in fact I didn’t really want to leave but all good things come to an end.

The seats position and the views of the surrounding hose and areas are spectacular, and its not that apparent when your there, however to get up each day and go stand outside its definitely How’s the Serenity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng-Ss9FbiJM

3. Tyre painting AKA “The Blue Poles” still to come staring guess who.

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) purchased Blue Poles in 1973 for A$1.3 million. The gallery’s director at the time, James Mollison, was not able to authorise purchases over $1 million, so the acquisition was approved by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who decided that the price should be made public.

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 04-05-2020 02:16 AM


... 2. Yes I was certainly accommodated well, so well in fact I didn t really want to leave but all good things come to an end…
- robscastle

BS Darryl... after many hour-long discussions with the antman over the phone, I told him… just toss the bugger out on his ear!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LeeRoyMan

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#11 posted 04-05-2020 02:20 AM

Great project, hopefully soon it can regain the name of Love seat.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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anthm27

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#12 posted 04-05-2020 02:25 AM



Good looking bench Anthony and great teamwork
I ve been meaning to ask about your work, sorry to hear the news.

- recycle1943

Cheers Dick thanks for checking in.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#13 posted 04-05-2020 02:27 AM



Great project, hopefully soon it can regain the name of Love seat.

- LeeRoyMan

Cheers LeeRoy,
yes I ageee, lets hope we see the back of this stupid Covid19 thing soon.
Kind Regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#14 posted 04-05-2020 02:30 AM



OMG!

3. Tyre painting AKA “The Blue Poles” still to come staring guess who.

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) purchased Blue Poles in 1973 for A$1.3 million. The gallery s director at the time, James Mollison, was not able to authorise purchases over $1 million, so the acquisition was approved by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who decided that the price should be made public.

- robscastle

Yes we will have to post the Blue Pole project I guess.
In time I,ll get to it.
In the meantime we will have to keep them guessing Rob

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 04-05-2020 02:42 AM


… Blue Poles in 1973 for A$1.3 million…
- anthm27

Just to beat
another dead horse_,

With global warming, the Blue Poles will morph into Red Russians, and the Gallery will probably sell it to the first dero-duck that puts in an offer over $2.


Yes we will have to post the Blue Pole project I guess.
In time I,ll get to it.
In time we will have to keep them guessing Rob
- anthm27

Cheeze antman, in the meantime just paint thos 2 bloody poles blue… (bloody as in figuratively and not in colour).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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