Arts and crafts seat
Create this stylish arts and crafts style seat using treated timber and Resene Timber and Furniture Gel.
Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 25
Difficulty level: Challenging
You will need: 300mm x 50mm treated timber cut to 540mm for the seat,
four 100mm x 100mm treated timber cut to 450mm for the legs,
two 70mm x 25mm treated timber cut to 540mm,
two 70mm x 25mm treated timber cut to 450mm,
six 50mm x 25mm treated timber cut to 450mm
25mm x 5mm treated timber cut to 540mm (we used an off-cut of fence paling),
40mm galvanised nails, 100mm galvanised nails, circular saw, chisel, clean lint-free cloth, hammer, latex gloves, pencil, exterior PVA glue, sandpaper, saw and tape measure. Resene Timber & Furniture Gel in Resene Sheer Black.
To get the look: Mark stained the background fence with Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Pickled Bluewood.
Other ideas: For a paler effect, try Resene Timber & Furniture Gel in Resene Silvered Grey.
Use a tape measure and pencil to measure and mark the timber to the dimensions as listed above.
Cut the timber using the pencil marks as a guide and smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Measure and mark a line 50mm from the top edge of the legs. Set the circular saw blade to a depth of 50mm, and cut repeatedly across the marked section, as shown. Use a hammer to remove these and neaten up with a chisel.
Attach the seat to the legs, as shown, using 100mm nails and PVA glue.
ttach the 70mm x 25mm lengths of timber together, to form a rectangular frame. Fix at each corner with 40mm nails and PVA glue.
Fit the 50mm x 25mm pieces of timber within the frame, as shown, fixing at the top and bottom with 40mm nails and PVA glue.
Attach the back panel into position, as shown, fixing with 100mm nails and PVA glue. Attach the 25mm x 5mm piece of wood along the back edge of the seat, fixing with 40mm nails and PVA glue. Leave the chair overnight for the glue to harden.
Apply Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the seat using a clean, lint-free cloth. Lightly rub the gel along the timber grain using a medium pressure to help penetration. Allow to dry for one hour and apply a second coat.
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