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4E5C493B-E021-4C54-A9EB-42738750F9E9.jpeg Been working a lot on the deck now that cooler weather is here. Fun fact, 24” footers are great fun to dig when you have a toddler “helping.” Especially have enjoyed all my neighbors coming out to tell me what they would have done, if it were them. But so far no help from them. God I miss the country.
 

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View attachment 139018 Been working a lot on the deck now that cooler weather is here. Fun fact, 24” footers are great fun to dig when you have a toddler “helping.” Especially have enjoyed all my neighbors coming out to tell me what they would have done, if it were them. But so far no help from them. God I miss the country.


Well, all jokes aside, your wood is looking pretty good!

Throw some knee braces between the posts and rim joists... that's what I'd do

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Well, all jokes aside, your wood is looking pretty good!

Throw some knee braces between the posts and run joists... that's what is do

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Hand to god. Dude told me I need to be concerned about the posts swaying.
Between the 160lbs of concrete in each hole…8” bolts thru the 2x10s….and the fact it’s over engineered to the point I don’t think Alexander the Great could seige it. I think swaying of the posts is a moot point.
 
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Hand to god. Dude told me I need to be concerned about the posts swaying.
Between the 160lbs of concrete in each hole…8” bolts thru the 2x10s….and the fact it’s over engineered to the point I don’t think Alexander the Great could seige it. I think swaying of the posts is a moot point.

Eh... no big deal either way. If it moves more than you like, add some knee braces once everything else is done.
 
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I kind of want to copy this hall tree. But i think my grandparents hall tree was much more functional with the seat and covered storage under the seat/lid.

Not sure yet.

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I kind of want to copy this hall tree. But i think my grandparents hall tree was much more functional with the seat and covered storage under the seat/lid.

Not sure yet.

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I've found the type with a seat & covered storage is more useful if you're using it in lieu of a coat closet by the door--especially with multiple people in the household. If you have a coat closet by your door, this style is great for displaying art, knick-knacks, plants or flowers. Just my experience.
 
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I've found the type with a seat & covered storage is more useful if you're using it in lieu of a coat closet by the door--especially with multiple people in the household. If you have a coat closet by your door, this style is great for displaying art, knick-knacks, plants or flowers. Just my experience.

I like my grandparents (with the seat and storage) better. This one is somewhat simpler to build... after eliminating the octagonal mirror and round curved base.

This is the one in my house-

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I think this is a better, or at least more useful design. Although we just have blankets in the seat.
 
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I should add that i cannot replicate the carved trim. I'd rather do something different, or at least simpler.
 

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I like my grandparents (with the seat and storage) better. This one is somewhat simpler to build... after eliminating the octagonal mirror and round curved base.

This is the one in my house-

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I think this is a better, or at least more useful design. Although we just have blankets in the seat.
Definitely more useful. I mean, who has enough of what I call concealed storage? Always need a place to keep things handy, but not messy. The other style is much more for display.
 
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Definitely more useful. I mean, who has enough of what I call concealed storage? Always need a place to keep things handy, but not messy. The other style is much more for display.

Agreed.... ours is way more useful. But much more to build. I guess it comes down to what someone is willing to pay for a new construction hall tree. I'm probably looking at a minimum of $500 sale price. That's using my paid for oak boards.

No way someone could build that at that price of they were buying the wood. Well, good quarter sawn oak wood.
 
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Agreed.... ours is way more useful. But much more to build. I guess it comes down to what someone is willing to pay for a new construction hall tree. I'm probably looking at a minimum of $500 sale price. That's using my paid for oak boards.

No way someone could build that at that price of they were buying the wood. Well, good quarter sawn oak wood.
I don't know a whole lot about the furniture market anymore. (We bought rustic antiques out of the mountains of NC before they were in fashion. Literally off peoples porches & barns. Some wooden furniture I had made like a 14 foot dining table & other stuff was made by a guy I was buying Eastern European antiques from & he also had a factory in Eastern Europe right after the Berlin Wall fell, Then we got sick & poor & quit buying much of anything.)

My neighbor finds wooden furniture at yard sales, goodwill or on the side of the road when people throw it out. he repairs/restores/refinishes it & sells it in an old mill that is an "antique mall" here in Monroe. He's good at it. i think it's mainly a way for a retired guy to make his hobby at least pay for itself. Short story long, he loves oak furniture, particularly quarter sawn, but has mentioned a few times in the last year or so that people don't seem very interested in it when he has any in his booth. Take that with a grain of salt, but it is one data point anyway.
 
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