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A Good Place to Cool Down

July 14, 1996|DON RUNYAN and DAVE RUNYAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

There's nothing quite like a comfortable spot in the shade when the temperature is rising and there's work to be done. A handsome addition to any yard, this tree seat is a great place to hide out and cool down. It also adds something distinctive to a big, beautiful shade tree.

Designed to last many years on a sturdy base of 2-by-4's, the project uses standard pine or redwood lumber and requires a total of 75 feet of 2-by-4's, 48 feet of 1-by-4's and 30 feet of 1-by-2's, along with wood screws and nails.

The project is a good one for weekend do-it-yourselfers, utilizing straight cuts and basic construction techniques. To remove all the guesswork, most of the pieces and all of the angled cuts are traced from full-size patterns.

The tree seat plan, No. 352, includes step-by-step directions with photos, full-size traceable patterns and shopping list.

For more information on today's project, call (800) 828-2453.

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