Built the chair, glider and table (not shown) in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for our front porch. Chair and glider were the first projects I did after the Lowes checker board that got me started. I figured outdoor furniture would be more forgiving to beginner mistakes than interior.
Project notes – wish I had taken more photos! Each one took me a few weekends of woodworking. For the chair, I followed the directions and painted after construction. Came out terrible. For the glider and table, I painted like a model and did surfaces as possible. Also got the wife to do chunks of the painting as she has more patience for it. Came out awesome. Did have a big delay in the glider. The manufacturer discontinued the parts in the plans, but McFeeley’s took 3 months to figure out they were never shipping the parts to me. Substitution worked out but irritating delay.
Costs – moderate. Made of cedar to be rot resistant.
Flaws – generally pretty good. Main issue is the chair’s paint job which I blame the plan for.