LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||12/OUT/2005 10:56 AM|
|Assunto:||Interesting "furniture"-Dale, Tom|
I've made some rustic furniture, but nothing quite like that couch. It appears to be more of a joke than something practical. Each time you sit on it, you're going to to damage the plant covering. In time, you'll be sitting on bare earth.
You'd be better off with something made of small logs (let's say about 10 cms in diameter). The sofa would be very heavy, but your great-grandkids will be playing on it when you're just a memory. To protect your bum-bum, you'd need a cushion.
In the USA a lot of outdoor furniture is made from redwood lumber. The wood is easy to work with, and it withstands well the effect of rain. Most people paint the wood a reddish brown, further protecting it. It's very common to find redwood chairs, tables, porch swings, etc.
Many years ago I found a really neat book called Bushcraft. Quite possibly it was written as a survival manual for the Australian Army, and then it was released for civilian readers. (The photos in the book are of Australian soldiers.) In addition to the expected information about fishing, finding water supplies, etc., it had really good information on how to build houses, furniture, etc. using only tools such as a shovel, a machete, etc.
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