My first Adirondack Loveseat for a paying customer

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Project by Todd McDonald "2 Bored Saws" posted 04-15-2012 03:52 PM 2199 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was building this for a Lady that wanted the wood to have as many knots as I could find. As I was finishing it up she called and wanted it to be 60” wide (this one is 44”). She also wanted to see if I could make it taller, so the older people could get out of it a little easier. To make a long story short, I made a phone call to another couple that ordered a bench to see if they were ready for a beautiful bench. The feeling to see someone just as excited over your work as you are is priceless.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 04:07 PM

Nicely done. Good looking bench.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

#2 posted 04-15-2012 04:18 PM

Thank you Sir. I forgot to mention…..This and all the projects I posted this far is made from reclaimed wood.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 04:34 PM

nice bench ,iam thinking of making some adirondack chairs and tables this summer to sell at local markerts what stain/finish did you use on it? how many hours did it take to make?

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 01:45 AM

Nice work, and a nice save! I take it you will have a contract for the first customer, this time? Looks like you let her off the hook with all those late changes.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 10:04 PM

Customer should be happy with that one, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

#6 posted 04-17-2012 11:15 PM

Thank you! This bench took about 8 hours total. I used a Red Mahogany and 2 coats of Lacquer. I did let the customer off the hook, BUT she is also the one who pays the invoices I send in from my business. Can’t make her mad! LOL! Thank you guys for your nice comments, means the world to me!

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#7 posted 04-17-2012 11:26 PM

COOL bench, Todd!

Glad you found someone that appreciates it!

Did you ever make the other customer a 60”er? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

#8 posted 04-20-2012 01:47 AM

I have not started on the 60” yet. I been working on a wall mount courner desk. Pics to come soon.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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