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28-03-2021, 13:28   #946
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what stain/varnish did you use?? and i'm guessing it was jsut PAO, not treated timber?
The colour is ebony but I wiped it off with a cloth, which gives a lighter tint, couple of coats of clear varnish with sanding in between. It is pressure treated and was stored indoors before use.
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A barnful of scrap timber, oh joy. And somewhere to keep it! I had a load of lengths of timber of all varieties that was being stored under a tarp for about 12 months.

Then I found I had some 16ft rough 9 x 1 treated fencing planks (long story) so I used some of them to make a large, 16ft 'coffin' affair with a hinged lid. It is massive but stores all the spare timber, and sits fairly harmlessly beside a hedge where it is not too visible. It doesn't really qualify as woodworking in the splendid sense on this forum, so I will not post pics of it, and apologise for going off topic!
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Working on some outdoor furniture recently, everything made from 2x4s. Seats include 1x4. Cushions arrived from IKEA today to finish off this part. Timber was easy but staining and varnishing took a while. Well worth it though.
Lovely stuff!! Could I ask if you could show any more pics of the frame or a link to any plans you followed?
Am planning on building same next month, but had thought about making the frame out of 1” box iron.
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28-03-2021, 21:45   #949
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Lovely stuff!! Could I ask if you could show any more pics of the frame or a link to any plans you followed?
Am planning on building same next month, but had thought about making the frame out of 1” box iron.
Sure, it’s on Ana White’s website here. On YouTube also. I did the chairs myself but based on same principle.
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A barnful of scrap timber, oh joy.
Well ... as I've been using the better quality timber from my stock, the pile of rejected rubbishy pieces inside the door has increased to "better do something about that" levels. So, at the start of the week, I picked out the worst that I could find ...



... and (despite still suffering PTSD from the wine-rack project ) went for an all-out "rustic chic" look and an extreme salvage operation:



30cm/5litre pot of tulips for scale.

Extreme salvage, as this time even the nails were pulled out of the timber and reused, and the varnish is a mix of the dregs of all the different tints that were well past their use-by date (the two planters are the same colour in real life - the difference in the photo is just a trick of the low evening sunlight).

The corner posts were planed and 80-grit sanded, as many of them had blue dye on them, and a lightly chamfered on all edges; the horizontal pieces were simply cut to the right length, but otherwise left in their rough state, complete with bark, nail-holes, sawmill markings and miscellaneous artefacts.
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Job oxo...

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Finished my sideboard at last. Bit of a challenge this one-it is 20mm shallower than I wanted due to a router bit with a dodgy bearing which broke, challenging wood grain that was a PITA to plane, etc. but still happy with it.

























I used lots of scrap bits for the rear panel planed to 10mm as it won't be seen. It looks a bit daft with the heart & sapwood's mixed, but its the only way I could piece it together with the remaining wood.


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I used lots of scrap bits for the rear panel planed to 10mm as it won't be seen. It looks a bit daft with the heart & sapwood's mixed, but its the only way I could piece it together with the remaining wood.
I think the back looks fantastic - not daft at all!
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That's a smashing job Glyn. Lovely stuff.
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Very nice work man! 👌
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This is what I’ve been at for the last week and a half. They eat sandpaper.
One barrel makes four planters though.
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Where do you get the barrels?
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So finally finished some bar stools and an extra set with matching table. I also took apart my 17 year old shed and replaced all the rotten shiplap, studs etc. I tried to reuse as much as I could and ended up spending about 100 quid on it and 60 on paint. Felt roll I already had from last year.

I’m happy how it turned out, see last pic. The outer shelf folds in and I can put the hatch back up so it’s hardly noticeable.

I doubt I will ever have the time to do something like this again but I will definitely try. Next item on the shopping list is a table saw.
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So finally finished some bar stools and an extra set with matching table. I also took apart my 17 year old shed and replaced all the rotten shiplap, studs etc. I tried to reuse as much as I could and ended up spending about 100 quid on it and 60 on paint. Felt roll I already had from last year.

I’m happy how it turned out, see last pic. The outer shelf folds in and I can put the hatch back up so it’s hardly noticeable.

I doubt I will ever have the time to do something like this again but I will definitely try. Next item on the shopping list is a table saw.
Now that's what I call a beer garden - lovely view and great work!
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