Viking, or Bog Chair made from reclaimed cedar mailboxes

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Project by pmelchman posted 05-04-2014 at 07:05 PM 1425 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make this chair for me. I thought it was a good use of the old cedar mail boxes that were headed for the dump. Check out my Facebook page, Dragonfly Woodworking for the photo album of the build

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 at 07:11 PM

That is fantastic. I love the texture on the carving


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#2 posted 05-04-2014 at 08:44 PM

Very cool indeed !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 at 10:21 PM

What a great Chair! I am quite convinced that a chair does not have to look like all other chairs and the more I look at your chair I can see how comfortable it would be. THOR would be proud of your efforts. Go Forth Viking and plan your next project.

Well Done Patrick.



-- Cliff Australia

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 at 05:22 AM

Great job. And a great reuse of material that would otherwise have been scrapped

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 05-05-2014 at 12:46 PM

How did you get that textured look on the backdrop of the emblem? Great job by the way.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 at 02:00 PM

Great save on the cedar posts. Beautiful result in the chair.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 at 02:36 PM

One man’s trash…

Great job.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 at 03:53 PM

Did you freehand rout the design (looks like it in the photo log of build)? Also, like Upstate, I’d like to know how you did the “lumps”. Cool chair!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#9 posted 05-05-2014 at 06:34 PM

upstatenydude, and picklehead…..

I used a diamond ballmill in dremel. I have used t!hat combo before on rifle stocks. It leaves a good texture . check out the photo album on Facebook…..great pictures. Feel free to ask more questions..


-- Patrick

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#10 posted 05-05-2014 at 09:47 PM

Nice Chair!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#11 posted 05-08-2014 at 09:58 AM

Really cool stippling.

I have seen similar done with a needle scaler, instead of a dremel/rotary bit. creates a cool texture, but you have to make sure you get rid of all the oil from the needles.

Saw a turner – Jennifer Shirley demonstrate this on her projects…

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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