A Tyred Chair

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 07-31-2012 01:50 AM 1448 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No I didn’t spell it incorrectly. This is a chair completely made from rubber tyres.
Saw it on a recent holiday in Lombok Indonesia, outside a pearl shop.
I thought the craft skill alone was good enough to qualify for a post on LJ’s even though it’s not made from wood.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 02:10 AM

Boy, you don’t see something like that every day ! lol

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 04:54 AM

Does it bounce all over the place.

I didn’t see a valve stem though.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 12:24 PM

Thanks for showing, Tony. that is a cool chair. Imagine the work that went int cutting all the rubber and weaving it. I wonder if they cut it by hand??
Did you notice how they hooked it all together? Screws? Staples? Threaded with wire? It looks like some of it ts wrapped with an inner tube!

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 10:55 PM

Karson, The are solid chairs. I sat on one and it didn’t give & I’m not light. LOL
Jim, I did not have a real close look at how they were locked together but they were solid and heavy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 11:55 PM

Wow. The things people can make with “junk”

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 12:29 PM

People’s ingenuity never ceases to amaze me Tony.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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