Adirondack Loveseat from recycled redwood

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Project by JohnEinNJ posted 08-05-2012 03:55 PM 2686 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This loveseat was made from a discarded redwood picnic table top found in front of a neighbor’s yard. The wood was pretty chewed up, but cleaned up nicely on the table saw (don’t have a planer). It’s based on these very comfortable plans; the arms are a little narrower because of the size of the available lumber. Trying to make the cut list fit on the 8 pieces of cleaned up nominal 2×6 (after losing about an additional 1/4 inch in each direction to cleanup) was a chore in itself. There wasn’t quite enough, so I had to mail order an 8-foot 2×4 of recovered redwood from California – at a cost of about $80, including shipping! Later, of course, I found a scrap buried deep in the garage that would have done the trick :( It’s finished with 3 coats of spar varnish.

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 05:48 PM

Excellent reuse of some good wood !

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#2 posted 08-06-2012 04:37 PM

wow, great idea and execution. Exactly what I nee for my front yard.
Thanks so much for including the link to the plans!!

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