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Outdoor Furniture: 14 Timeless Woodworking Projects for the Yard, Deck, and Patio (Built to Last)
Synopses & Reviews
Outdoor furniture is the ideal woodworking project because it doesn't need to be perfect; it only needs to be comfortable and strong enough to withstand water, wind, and sun. In fact, with the right design and techniques, and the appropriate materials, you can craft furniture for your yard, deck, and patio that will be as beloved and long-lasting as any piece you build for the inside of your home. As part of the Built to Last Project Series, Outdoor Furniture delves into 14 sturdy projects every woodworker should build in his or her lifetime-including a classic Adirondack chair and a nostalgic porch swing. This accessible reference will guide you every step of the way with detailed plans, step-by-step instructions for preparing every piece, and directions on how each project fits together. You'll even learn how to design outdoor projects of your own. In the end, you'll be enjoying the great outdoors with attractive, durable furniture you can proudly say you built yourself.
Outdoor furniture has to be designed, first and foremost, to withstand its toughest enemy - the elements. Woodworkers have to allow for the fact that the pieces will occasionally be drenched in water, dried by the wind, and baked by the sun. With appropriate materials, design, joinery, and hardware, pieces can be built that will be as durable and long lasting as any kitchen side chair or bedroom armoire. As part of the Built to Last Project Series, Outdoor Furniture delves into this sturdy style with 14 projects such as: " Chairs " Benches " Tables " Swings " Gliders " Arbor " Planter " serving trolley Step-by-step instructions, accompanied by crisp drawings detailing every piece of the project and how it all goes together, will guide woodworkers in building from the plans as well as developing their skill at designing outdoor furniture projects of their own.
Design and build beautiful wooden outdoor furniture sturdy enough to withstand Mother Nature with the detailed techniques and step by step instructions in this handy guide.
About the Author
John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Introduction *Facing the Elements *Chairs *Benches *Tables *Swings and Gliders *Garden Projects Index
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