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post #1 of 8 Old 11-17-2008, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a look at my first attempt at patio furniture. Finished the chairs and footstools a couple of weeks ago and the rocker yesterday. Pretty fun project.







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Wow Brad...looks pretty impressive. Now, don't take this the wrong way---I'm not crazy about the color. But that's just me...I'm no art critic! What type of finish is it? You obviously built it well enough to live outdoors for many years.....

Construction looks solid, thorough joinery. My kind of project--plenty of glue and fasteners. Good on you...you did a good thing!

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Good job, looks great. Actually Smitty, I was just thinking I like the color.LOL. They look comfortable, even as I sit here just after the Browns luckily won the football game watching it snow outside. I would like to make some chairs like those for the deck. I am tired of the junk they sell in the stores. The only thing I might add is a cutout in the armrests for a drinkholder.
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I sprayed them with rattlecan Krylon exterior paint. I'm anxious to see how that paint holds up as they sit outside in the open not under a porch.

I considered the drink holder but decided not to cut out one.
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nothing an old hole saw couldn't cure if you change your mind in the heat of summer.......What kind of wood did you use and did you use a primer under the red paint?
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I used white pine which is the thing that's readily available in these parts. I didn't prime the wood prior to the rattle can job but I plan on priming the next ones then spraying them with exterior latex.

The pieces are held together with carpenters glue, deck screws and machine bolts so they should last for a while and not get rickety.
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Sounds good Brad. I think the primer will help and it normally makes it easier to get a nice even coat with your topcoats. Just curious, what part of the country are you in? Wondering what kind of weather environment the chairs will be in.
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We live in West Texas. Not much humidity or cold weather. Just a lot of sunshine.
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