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Two Seater Rocking Chair


Sherry has been wanting some kind of old or antique bench for the rear deck so last week we went looking and, believe me, there are lots of those places around here in Yuppieville.  Well, we finally found a two person slatted rocker or BBW rocker,  if you're brave enuff to call it that.   We both liked it so we got it but now we disagree on how to finish it.  I think it should be just lightly sanded and then sealed with a good matte finish marine sealer since it's gong to be outside in the weather.  Sherry, however, wants to get cushions for thr seat and back and paint it to match the ?decor? on the deck.  I told her that would cover the cool steam box bend seat slats and the old patina wood but I'm thinking we will do it her way.  Don't get me wrong she is a very goo artist and designer and had her own shop in Eureka Springs several years ago.  We used to do this kind of stuff all the time but as we got older it became more work than pleasure.

Anyhow, altho your vote won't count how would Y'all finish this.



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its a cool piece any way you do it.i dang sure like it.

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I know EXACTLY what you are saying,, Sherryl spends every minute she can in Antique stores, and believe me there are thousands around here,, she likes the old patina that is natural to the piece,, alto she does use cushions sometimes,  my favorite spot is the front porch where she has 2 big rocking chairs, and a stack of cushions if you want one,, I love to sit out there in the evenings and just watch people walking by, the neighbor across the street comes over if he sees me out there and asks if I have made any salsa lately, if the answer is yes,, he goes home and gets his bag of chips,,and we sit there eating chips and salsa and wheezing for some cool air,,,brushteeth.gif

she has a old Maytag washing machine out on the back patio to put cold drinks in,, she's dragging some kind of junk home all the time,, but so do I with the hot rod junk,, so we have a pieceful medinum

 as for the finish on YOURE chair?? I would leave it just as it is,



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Monday 22nd of July 2013 12:12:44 PM

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You could make up some flip cushions. Straps to the arm, and flip them to the seat area if you wanted some padding there. Same with the backs. Just an idea to toss...smile



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I would just put a couple coats of clear satin or flat urethane or marine spar varnish on it for protection. It would be a shame to sand the patina off or paint it and destroy history, even if it's only fairly recent history - JMO for what little it's worth

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I agree but she's the judge and jury on this one - - - but I'll keep slipping these ideas in just in case.

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I would do like Dave suggested, brush on some clear satin or flat,, and leave the patina there,, and if she says anything, just tell her its too late to sand it now,, if you need a new place to sleep after that,, I have a room especially for emergencies like this, if you need it,,,biggrin



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I told her that if you used a good satin sealer then you would not have to sand it but may have to two coat it - - - - she didn't buy it - - - at least not yet !

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The continuing episode of the big rocker's fate.  She picked up some cushions today and I asked her why not get a sealer that you can paint over just in case you don't like the looks after it's sealed and she agreed.  Have any of Y'all used or can you recommend a sealer that can be painted over with a good exterior latex paint if it comes to that?

 



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Now, that looks just right to me.

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Mello Yello wrote:

The continuing episode of the big rocker's fate.  She picked up some cushions today and I asked her why not get a sealer that you can paint over just in case you don't like the looks after it's sealed and she agreed.  Have any of Y'all used or can you recommend a sealer that can be painted over with a good exterior latex paint if it comes to that?

 


 Any of them can be painted over once they have dried through and through. The worst would be that a light scuff with 220 paper prior to paint just to take the gloss off. There is a liquid deglosser for a few bucks at HD/Lowes that works well too. I do like Minwax and have used it successfully on many projects though there are others just as good but not as readily available.

I have to say that rocker does look nice the way it sits with the cushions.



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Mello Yello wrote:

The continuing episode of the big rocker's fate.  She picked up some cushions today and I asked her why not get a sealer that you can paint over just in case you don't like the looks after it's sealed and she agreed.  Have any of Y'all used or can you recommend a sealer that can be painted over with a good exterior latex paint if it comes to that?

 


 Now that lady has GOOD taste,

 If  I mean IF that was my wifes chair, and I know for a fact that now that I have showed this one to her she will be looking for one ,, she suggested to just litely sand it to get a nice smooth finish, leaving all the patina possible,, spray on a couple of coats ( or as many as needed for good coverage )of water based sealer, (CLEAR) and let it dry completely, I say spray because you don't want any brush marks, then when you decide to paint it,, any good acrylic or oil based stain or paint will stick,,

 

http://backyardsandgardens.com/caring-for-outdoor-wooden-rocking-chairs/

 



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Thanks Gents - - - - I appreciate it !

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Started "VERY" lightly sanding it and it's looking like a lot of tool marks and stains are gonna possibly prevent the clear sealer finish only. I'll snap a pic later and get Y'alls "onion"

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Kinda looks like some weather ( rain) stains,, but thats what makes it interesting,, if ya wanted a perfect one,, a new furniture store is the place to look, maybe a really light tan colored stain (sealer), (clear with a tiny bit of stain added) to blend it all together?

Its gonna get done the way youre boss wants it done anyway isn't it? that's what happens around here,,,, like the Nike slogan goes  "JUST DO IT"



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Finally finished and she did most of it. We ?discussed? the various alternatives in sealing this Rocker and then I opened a small can of Clear Satin Polyurethane I had and she tried it on one spot and decided that's what she wanted to seal it with. She has been sealing it very late in the afternoon because of the horrible heat, which she can't tolerate for even a few minutes. Well, except for a few touch up places that I'll take care of this morning, IT IS DONE !

I'm like'n it how 'bout Y'all?

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Perfect!!!biggrin



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Looks pretty dandy to me.  biggrinbiggrin



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it just couldnt have turned out any better.


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