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| Saturday, June 23, 2012, 4:12 p.m.
Designed to last for many years on a sturdy base of two-by-fours, this handsome tree seat project is built from redwood (as pictured; cedar, pine or treated lumber will also work well). The project utilizes all straight cuts and includes full-size patterns for the angles, making it easy enough even for beginners.
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Designed to last for many years on a sturdy base of two-by-fours, this handsome tree seat project is built from redwood (as pictured; cedar, pine or treated lumber will also work well). The project utilizes all straight cuts and includes full-size patterns for the angles, making it easy enough even for beginners.

When it's hot outside, everyone wants a seat in the shade. That's probably the reason why the tree seat has become a backyard classic. With 360 degrees of shady bench, there's simply no better way to take advantage of a cool spot under a tree. Now do-it-yourselfers can enjoy all the benefits -- and all the shade--of a classic tree seat at a fraction of the cost of a ready-made version.

Designed to last for many years on a sturdy base of two-by-fours, this handsome tree seat project is built from redwood (as pictured; cedar, pine or treated lumber will also work well). The project utilizes all straight cuts and includes full-size patterns for the angles, making it easy enough even for beginners.

To further simplify construction, the tree seat is assembled in halves. Once the halves are completed, they're positioned around the tree and fastened together with screws. The project stands about 36 inches tall, and the diameter can be adjusted to fit the tree.

The Tree Seat plan, No. 911, is $9.95 and includes complete step-by-step directions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, a construction diagram, a shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.

A package of outdoor furniture plans, No. C94, is $25.95 and includes this project plus plans for an outdoor rocking chair, a lawn glider swing and a glider settee. Please include $4.00 for postage and handling on all orders and allow about two weeks for delivery.

To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o (insert name of publication here), 821B S. Tremont St., Oceanside, CA 92054. To order by credit card, or to request a free catalog, call 1-800-828-2453. Visit U-Bild on the web at u-bild.com.

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