I have just finished my first proper woodworking project an American Adirondack chair from www.kingsfinewoodworking.com who also has an excellent you tube channel. He supplies comprehensive plans plus a 1-hour video explaining how to build the Adirondack chair.
Because it was my first attempt and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money in case I mucked up (Or lost interest) I made it from two lengths of 9” x 1 ¼” pine stock from my locals shed.
From the paper templates I bought I transferred them onto ¼” plywood so I could pass them around to anybody else who wanted to make them.
I made my own bandsaw (An upside-down bosch jigsaw with extended blades running in between two bearings), surprisingly it was very effective in cutting the curved 1 ¼ stock.
I finished the pine with some light oak stain but my question is. What do you recommend to protect it from the UK weather as it will outside all the time? I have always treated my outdoor furniture with basic decking oil which so far has been really effective but I don’t know if it will be effective on the softwood.