Divided Patio Settee

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Pine, fir, or redwood can be used for this project. We selected redwood for ours because it needs no preservatives, does not rot. and is generally unaffected by the elements.

No matter what kind of wood is used, though, be sure to use plated carriage bolts and galvanized nails. Unprotected hardware will quickly rust out. It's also important to use water-resistant glue for all glue joints.

The first step in construction will be to assemble the base frame, which consists of two long front and back frame rails A and four short frame rails B. This base serves as the foundation for all other members of the settee, so try to use lumber that's free from splits, checks, knots, and warp.

Cut the long front and back frame rails A to length, then lay out and drill 1 "-diameter holes for the short rail tenons L. When drilling the holes be sure to keep the drill bit square so that later the round tenon will fit up without difficulty.

Cut the four short frame rails to length. On each end lay out and drill a 1 "-diameter x 2"-deep hole, and as before, keep the drill bit square. The short rail tenons L are made from I "-diameter closet pole cut to a length of 4" and are inserted in the frame rail ends (see Detail A). Be sure to use sufficient water-resistant glue.

Now the four short frame rails B with tenon ends can be inserted into the front and back long frame rails A as shown. Again use sufficient glue to insure a firm bond. Clamp the frame together, and check to make sure the corners all tit up square.

Cut the eight back supports I to length from 1 "-diameter closet pole. Now, cut the four back posts D to the rough length (29"), then lay out and drill the >U"-deep x 1 "-diameter back-support sockets, as shown. Using the dimensions given in Detail B, cut the angled half-lap joint in the ends of each of the back posts.

The back supports 1 can now be glued and clamped to the back posts D. After drying fit each of the angled back posts into place on the base frame: then drill holes for two x Vh" carriage bolts, located as shown in the drawing.

The two armrest posts F are cut to length, then half-lapped and joined to the base frame with \W #12 flat-headed screws. The armrest G is cut to the dimensions shown in Detail D. After cutting the angled half lap, attach the arm to the post top with a ^-diameter blind dowel. The angled half lap is assembled to the back post D with two % x 2W carriage bolts, as shown.

Next, the twelve seat slats N can be cut to length and width and nailed into place (use galvanized nails). One board on each seat will have to be notched to fit around the armrest post F. Allow about Vk" between each board. In order to fit, the board that butts against the back posts D will have to be ripped to a width narrower than the other slats. Note that the seat slat ends will overlap the short frame rails 8 about on each end.

Cut the four table posts E to size, then half-lap one end. Glue and screw them to the frame as shown. Cut the tabletop H to the dimensions shown and join the individual boards with the two tabletop cleats M. Finally, attach the table-top to the table posts with %"-diameter blind dowels. If desired, drill a hole in the tabletop center to accept an outdoor lawn umbrella.

Next, cut stretcher P to the length shown. Then cut the two stationary legs C to length and drill the &"-deep stretcher sockets. Half-lap one end of each leg, then assemble the stretcher and attach it to the base frame using two %t" carriage bolts. Cut the wheel legs O to length and half-lap one end. Referring to Detail C, assemble the wheel axle K to the wheels J.

Give the entire project a thorough sanding.

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If redwood is used, then no special finishing techniques are necessary.

The chair cushions are standard size and can be purchased in most stores where outdoor furniture is sold.

BILL OF MATERIALS

Pes

Key

Pan

Req'd

T

W

L

A

long frame rails

2

IV

3V

66 V

B

short frame rails

4

154'

2V

24"

C

stationary legs

2

IV

3V

12H'

D

back posts

4

IV

3V

29"

E

table pasts

4

IX"

IX"

8V

F

armrest posts

2

IK"

la

10"

G

armresl

2

IV

s'

23"

H

tabletop

I

1«'

18"

27"

1

back supports

8

l'dia. x 19V

J

wheel

2

1)4" x 7" dia.

K

wheel axle

1

IK" dia x 23*"

L

tenons

S

I" dia. x 4"

M

cleats

2

1)4*

1J4"

16*

N

seat slats

12

%'

314*

24"

O

wheel leg

2

IV

3V

10* '

P

stretcher

1

I* dia. x 23V

Q

carriage bolts

16

*." * 2V

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