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This three-legged marvel of odd engineering was the composite result of a variety of curved timber off cuts and finds. All the timber was street or beach recovered and the yellow rope was donated by a friend from their shed clean up. The little front to back cross-timber is something like Rosewood that was washed up north of Sydney near Fishermen’s Bay. I cut the mortise in adjoining timber to take the existing tenon. The two rear legs are from and old timber chair that was previously restored from the street but finally gave in! You can see the combination load bearing system of the rope and timbers from the side view. The rope end knots are waxed into existing holes that were drilled into the old chair legs. I am not sure what the deck timber is but it came up beautifully.  

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