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May 22, 2012

"My-easy-to-make-style", part 3 - What you need to make it. Łatwe-do-zrobienia, cz.3 - Co potrzeba.

Quck post to tell you I am back with commenting!!!!!
And for those dear Followers who want to try to make garden furniture themselves, here is what you need:

You can see the tops/backs/seatings and legs of the furniture and the rings that keep legs in place. To make table legs I put pieces of toothpicks in the tubes' holes to make them longer and glue them together.
Years ago I bought a little tube of Pattex Super Fix which was working perfectly for me for these kind of furniture and even to glue shelves on the walls in Snape's Office. Unfortunately last year I bought a big tube of the same product but somehow this is much weaker than the one I had before. I checked all names and they are the same, still this one doesn't hold pieces so strong. So now I am mixing these 3 glues.
I guess you have to find a glue that will bond strongly metal and wood together for yourselves. I am sure you all will find something better than what I have.:)

Edit. Some great tips from Kathy:
"Kathy wanted to share some tips you might to try for future projects. 1. There is a pre-mixed paint you can buy to give the antique bronze finish. The brand is "Sophisticated Finishes" by Modern Options. 2. On metal, there is an acid based liquid that creates the patina of weathered metal. You could find it at a Stained Glass supply store. Kathy has a bottle from GROBIT USA in New Jersey USA. 3. To weather unpainted wood, Kathy uses WEATHER-IT by A-West in Georgia USA. Hope this is useful for you and the others."

Thank you so much Kathy and Tim!

Hope this helps to all of you who want to give it a try.:) Good luck!:)

And guess to whom these little boxes are going to tommorow?;D

Dzis fotka z tym, czego potrzebujecie, żeby zrobić sobie mebelki ogrodowe we własnym zakresie.:)Na fotce widać siedziska/blaty/oparcia, nogi i pierscienie, które te nogi trzymają razem. Żeby nogi stołu były wyższe przedłużam je wkładając w rurki wykałaczki przycięte na odpowiednią długosć i sklejam razem. Bardzo długo używałam do klejenia jedynie Pattexu, niestety w nowej tubce o tej samej nazwie znalazłam dużo słabszy klej, więc obecnie mieszam te trzy media, żeby otrzymać oczekiwaną moc wiązania metalu.:) Mam nadzieję, że te informacje pomogą tym, którzy chcieliby zrobić meble samemu. Powodzenia!


Plushpussycat said...

Thanks for the mini tutorial! Where do you find the metal pieces? Are they jewelry findings or something else? I'm so glad you can comment again--I was so happy to see your lovely comments on my blog this morning--I missed you! :-) Jennifer

Drora's minimundo said...

Thank you so much for this know-how. You are very geneous to share it with us. I can guess who the addressee is and am sure she'll be very happy to receive your parcel.
Hugs, Drora

The Old Maid said...

I find them mostly in the shops where they make "fake"(non-noble metal) jewelry on demand. These are jewelry findings only.:)
I missed posting comments too!:D
Thank you, Jennifer!

The Old Maid said...

Hope so, dear Drora!:)
And hope these pieces of information you too will find useful.:)

Ascension said...

Gracias por todas las explicaciones para hacer esas maravillas.
Estoy segura que ese paquete viaja a Alemania.....Birgit y Flutterby tienen que estar deseando ver lo que hay jejeje
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

Sí, sí! ¡Tienes razón!:D Espero que les guste!
Muchisimas gracias, Ascension!
Hugs and kisses!

Maria Ireland said...

Thank you very much for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. I can also guess who the gift is for : ) I am sure she will be very happy with it.
Hugs Maria

CARMEN (Hadanet) said...

Muchas gracias por explicarnos como hacer esas cositas tan lindas!!!
Quedarán encantadas con la sorpresa!!!

The Old Maid said...

I do hope so, Maria. Because I made something for the first time and am not sure if she's going to like it at all.;)

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Carmen!

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

I am going to have to try and make some chairs from your tutorial Ewa. We have E6000 glue here which I think would work well. I have lots of filigree that I use on my cupboards so I won't have to buy that.
I am going to need extra seating for my wedding ;)


BiWuBär said...


I just can't believe my eyes... hmmm, and reading the comments makes it even more mysterious - or emotional - or both... Let's just say for the moment it's nice to see Abigail again. Hi Abby, here's you're mommy calling! (LOL)


The Old Maid said...

Victoria I am sure yours will be much much prettier than mnie! Can't wait!:)

The Old Maid said...

Abby says: much much love to you all!!!
It's on it's way, dear Brigit, and I can only hope it arrives soon safe and sound and you will like it.:)
Hugs and kisses!