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Project by Doug Scott posted 05-21-2013 02:30 AM 1482 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans come from wood magazine ,JULY 2008. Built all from reclaimed lumber. It sure made it cutting the mortice’s a lot easier with the Legacy woodworking machine. First the back rail was suggested to cut a grove the full length of top and bottom , I made the change to use mortice & tenon joints as shown . All the tenons are 1 1/2 long and 1” W. Then after all assembled I drilled two 1/4 holes in each tenon and drove a 1/4 ” dowel to hold it joint secure.

Finished with cedar deck stain and linseed oil, sealed the bottom of the foot with rubber spray, prevent moister from getting up in to the wood while sitting on dirt.
First project I made out of pine, now I know the reason I don’t use pine for the furniture I build, pitches up saw blades and sanding belts. Think it would sell for $300.00 or less.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 02:42 AM

Looks great.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 12:35 PM

Hey.Doug looks great. That was the one I saw at the guild meeting. You got ‘er done!!.......Jim

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

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 06:15 PM

Looks good and sturdy, great design and joinery. I’m sure it will last long outdoors.

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