Thursday, June 10, 2010

Adirondack-Style Loveseat

On June 1, I bought a 10' x 10' Entertainer gazebo at Superstore. It is a beautiful dark brown color and comes complete with bug screening and privacy panels - I can close up all four sides and have an intimate setting. I have wanted one of these for a couple of years and always put it off. When Pepe and I went shopping the other day, I saw this one set up in the store - I had to have it! I stood and stared at it for quite some time. The real kicker was the coordinating wicker/resin furniture that was set up in it. Oh, man, was it comfy. But that would set me back some serious house-building money. So, I just bought the gazebo, loaded it up and brought it home to set it up that very night. I was thrilled! Now I needed furniture. I scoured the web for just the perfect plans and I found them!

Check out these adirondack pieces at the Family Handyman - I wasn't keen on the step-back version but if you scroll through the instructions, it shows you various options for the backs of the furniture. I loved the round look.

So, I printed out the plans, graphed out each piece of lumber needed and which pieces should be cut from where and sent hubs to buy the wood (which cost all of $28!!). That was Monday night. Tuesday at 2:45 (afternoon nap time) I started the building process for the loveseat and by Wednesday at 5 pm I was DONE!! Now, I did all the usual things in between like cleaning, feeding, snuggling, washing, sweeping, sleeping, etc - the building process was fairly quick and easy. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I made sure not to speed through it and kept double-checking the detailed diagrams that were included. I am so proud to show you the final result!

The kids always love to check out what I am building and I love to see the twinkle in their eye when they see how it turns out! The picture with the kids shows the stepback style of the back - not my favorite.

Once you cut the round back, the true beauty emerges. I LOVE IT!! It is super comfy and I can snuggle with my man in the privacy of the gazebo! Now on to the chairs and a coffee table, stain them all then sew/buy some pillows and we are good to go (though I may need to take a break for a couple of days as my pelvis is complaining about the awkward bending over)! So what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. WoW! You are truely a "Modern Craftswoman"! Thanks for sharing it with us! Rory


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