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    Fine Furniture

    Well...the wife sez they'll do just 'fine', same thing right?
    I'm a Bob...{Big 'ol boy} so I beefed these up a tad, no pre-plans as you can probably tell...I really messed up on my spacing of the back slats ...& I think the next attempt will have a slight curve to the backs, don't know if that would make them any more comfortable, but I have to keep challenging myself if I'm ever gonna improve...anyways here's a few shots and the last photo is of a little side table for them{still in progress}, contains my first attempt at M&T joinery, used the TS, drill press and chisels, not the greatest but I'm happy they fit nice & snug...
    Comments & critiques always welcome...good, bad or ugly{lol}...Thanks for looking!



    you can kinda see the back support system in the mirror reflection on the back wall of the shop



    fresh oil stain


    first coat drying


    Last edited by Ken Cook; 03-14-2011 at 05:27 AM.
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    They look pretty darn good to me Ken. Nice job

    What kind of wood did you use. I'm curious about the green tinge in it.
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    looks good to me ken,, where did yu find that clear of treated lumber??? those legs are excellent stuff..
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    Very nice Ken!

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    Nice work Ken. I sat in one similar at the local hardware store recently, that design is really comfortable.
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    Thanks folks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    They look pretty darn good to me Ken. Nice job

    What kind of wood did you use. I'm curious about the green tinge in it.
    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    looks good to me ken,, where did yu find that clear of treated lumber??? those legs are excellent stuff..
    This was their{HD Borg} rough sawn 1"x6"x6', dog-eared fencing cheap treated stuff, the better looking stuff for the legs came from digging thru the stock.

    They are surprisingly comfortable considering I had no real clue as to what angles or height to use...The wife teases me about needing the spreader bar to open my wallet, but at less then $30 material each, I'm the one grinning now...again, Thanks for looking!
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    They do look sturdy. Having six legs all hit the ground at the same time is no mean feat - congrats!
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    Those look great, Ken. I could use a few on my patio...........if you want some more practice.....
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    Thanks Rennie, how's that saying go?...even a blind pig stumbles onto....

    No problem Cynthia, but there is a 'testing at location' clause you'll need to sign, requires at minimum, a weekend stay including continental breakfast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Thanks Rennie, how's that saying go?...even a blind pig stumbles onto....

    No problem Cynthia, but there is a 'testing at location' clause you'll need to sign, requires at minimum, a weekend stay including continental breakfast
    Hey, no problem, Ken. You're in luck, because the only room half way put together in the midst of all the moving and boxes is the GUEST SUITE. I'll even throw in lunch and supper if you'll help with the bookcases and closet built-ins, and you can have a 2 week free stay! private bath, kitchenette...and NEW TV AND DVD PLAYER and about 100 dvd's.....
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