Front porch furniture set

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Project by tynewman posted 10-14-2020 11:35 PM 1996 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ive been working on this set for my front porch for a while and am finally done. I finished the rocking chairs a while ago and just completed the benches. (2 rockers, 2 benches and a small table) All made of African mahogany, finished with “Penofin Deep Penetrating Oil Treatment for Exotic Hardwood Exterior”. The oil was intended for hardwood decks and furniture. it doesn’t leave it with a shine or glass smooth finish and im debating putting something over the top of it or giving them a real fine sanding and another coat of the oil and see what happens. The porch is covered and I plan to store them through the winter, since they won’t get used in the snow anyway. Im really happy with how they turned out.

-- Ty

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#1 posted 10-15-2020 12:07 AM

Great looking work. Just great!

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 10-15-2020 12:09 AM

That is amazing work!! Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 10-15-2020 12:40 AM

Wow! You did a fabulous job on your patio set! It has fantastic design a and craftsmanship. I love the mahogany as it the best for outdoor furniture. Congrats and enjoy using them!

-- AJ

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#4 posted 10-15-2020 12:43 AM

Beautiful work. Invites the viewer to take a break, sit down and enjoy being outdoors.

-- Seeing is believing.

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#5 posted 10-15-2020 02:42 AM

Very nice set. If you are looking for a topcoat, I highly recommend Sikkens Cetol1 or Sikkens Cetol Marine. The finish holds up great outside and is easy to refresh if it starts to wear thin.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-15-2020 04:21 AM

Very nice outdoor look you’ve made there. I want to say it’s quite Maloofish. I mean that with upmost respect

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#7 posted 10-15-2020 10:24 AM

That set is beautiful.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 10-15-2020 12:02 PM

Looks both strong and elegant. Beatiful work.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#9 posted 10-15-2020 12:49 PM

Exceptional work!

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#10 posted 10-15-2020 12:53 PM

Wow, amazing looking set. I can only imagine all the work behind those pieces.

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#11 posted 10-15-2020 01:05 PM

Thanks everybody, definitely a ton of hours, we have spent a ton of time almost every evening sitting in the rocking chairs looking out at the view. Super confortable and definitely worth the time.
And yes Maloof is kind of my hero

-- Ty

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#12 posted 10-15-2020 01:16 PM

Nice & clean—I like them a lot. Good job. :)

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#13 posted 10-15-2020 02:17 PM

wow that is one fine set of outdoor furniture that would look just as good indoors.very nice job on the joinery, something sam would definitely approve of.those should last you ypur lifetime and beyond.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 10-15-2020 03:45 PM

Real nice – well done. Keep up the fine work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#15 posted 10-15-2020 04:57 PM

Beautiful and elegant. Well done.

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