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I made this outdoor cedar hutch this past summer. She (my neighbor) wanted a rustic style hutch for her outdoor patio instead of using her typical rubbermaid folding table. She said to "beat it up" a little bit to give it that used look. I sanded the edges to achieve that look. I'm sure the used look will kick in fairly soon since she likes to entertain often.

Anyway, I used 5/4" cedar decking throughout the entire project. The knotty cedar also gave it that weathered look. The doors are made of 3/4" clear red cedar. The hardware is brushed knickel purchased from Lowes. I used a black outdoor paint for the body and a stain/paint for the table top and upper shelf. The black color matches her other patio furniture. I sanded the top a bit after it was finished then put a clear coat of outdoor sealer for added protection. I completed this project while renovating my garage for 3 weeks in July in near 100 degree temps. I'm glad to cross this one off my list just for that reason.

Thanks,
Fred

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Darn nice looking. Makes me think we should all come over for a barbeque :)
 

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Nice project. I've never thought of painting cedar though. haha The only wood I ever paint is plywood or pine but I do like the look of black furniture.
 

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Very nice. I hope your renovation included insulation and an air conditioner w/heat pump! :)
 

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Very nice, so nice that I would be proud to display this INSIDE! Well done.
 

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Thanks guys.

MT, I did insulate. I also added a window so I can mount an air conditioner in the summer. I'm working on the heating ideas as we speak. Thinking of a wall mounted self vent natural gas heater from Northerntool. It's an attached garage so I can run the gas line right from my home.
 
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