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Building outdoor daybed?

Posted by alyx_c (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 15, 13 at 15:30

I built stuff that is it still standing and working, by myself. Do I know what I am doing, no. But I will continue on. My next project is 2 outdoor daybeds that will each go on the side of a pergola so I won't need anything overhead. I sort of did this before but can't recall what happened. What I have build has been for outdoors and yet I still must ask, what type of lumber should I use? It will be stained bright white. This is the texas coast and it tends to be very hot, very salty, and windy. So any nails or screws must be stainless steel and I am more in favor of using screws than nails. The pergola will be 10x11 or so (being done by a professional to stand up to the high wind. I was thinking of making each day bed twin size or 9' long and 4'onyag or 3.5' wide. I would also do some sort of long table down the middle or 4 end tables and yes I will build those also. Should I do foam matresses with outdoor fabric? All advice is appreciated. As for tools I have used some but I learn as I go along and rarely read the manual so don't confuse me, it does not take much. :-)
Hubby does not help either, not his thing so I am on my own.

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RE: Building outdoor daybed?

There are outdoor fabrics such as Sunbrella and outdoor foam such as those used by marine upholsterers.

Miami Corp. is a major supplier of these. I don't do marine upholstery, but one of their branches is in town and the marine upholsterers I know use them or their FL branch. (disclosure: thus, no affiliation with them.)

"Miami Mike" is active on another forum I'm on and he's highly recommended by other members,

Here is a link that might be useful: Miami Corp website.

RE: Building outdoor daybed?

Thank you! Duh, why didn't I think of Marine Foam.

RE: Building outdoor daybed?

Thank you! Duh, why didn't I think of Marine Foam.

RE: Building outdoor daybed?

Ask Brady and Tim, the experts in outdoor daybed by Madbury Road

Here is a link that might be useful: outdoor daybed

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