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Made this settee for a golfing partner after discussing things we are doing now that we are retired during a recent round of golf with our weekday group ☺ He originally wanted this to be built in Teak but after he saw the price, due mostly to the cost of the materials, he decided on Poplar and wanted it painted. I have used Poplar for a number of chairs and they have held up well in our part of the country. Both he and his wife are happy with the finished piece. Thanks for looking.

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Great job!! Looks inviting, come sit on me, stay awhile.
 

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....with a cold beer or 3..thanks for the comment Jack
 

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Looks like a great place to lounge outdoors.

The cost of teak can be prohibitively expensive, as your friend found out!

Although poplar isn't the strongest wood, load-bearing wise, it's better at standing up to moisture than many other species. Can't beat the cost, either, especially compared to teak!

Is that a light blue color, or is the picture deceiving?

The little tree cutout in the back is a nice detail.
 

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It's a design that old meets new well done
 

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POISE is what came to my mind once I see it. beautifull, plain and attractive and lovely.
 

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Johnathan - that is actually a light grey, I had to take the picture with my phone so it isn't the best quality. Noto, it is open under the center arm rest/table. Thanks for all the other comments. Yes Vahid, sometimes simple is as beautiful as a complex piece.
 

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Very nicely done. Thanks for posting. Is it made from plans or your design?

God Bless
tom
 

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Thanks Tom. I forgot to mention the plans came from WOOD Magazine and I made so modifications to my liking but used the plans for a start.
 

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Plans are good for that… You did a great job and I like the colors.
 

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Great job Rick! The poplar will be fine. Neat design.
 

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Thanks Rick, hope all is well. Did you have any luck finding that Purpleheart in Collierville?
 
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