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Project by sharad posted 12-14-2008 07:30 PM 1291 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This deck chair was constructed by me years back along with many others. I noticed that it had become lose in joints and the top rails for resting hands were also damaged. The canvas seat had become lose and old. I dismantled the whole structure, gave each part a face lift, made two new top rails and one leg and finished everything with polyurethan (oak yellow). The canvas seat was replaced after stitching it myself on my Singer sewing machine (1944 model in excellent shape). In all there are 24 mortice and tennon joints which were all done with hand tools. I like this chair because it is very comfortable and can be folded. The legs are attached to the seat by four iron strips with nuts and bolts. The wood used for the chair except the top railings is local variety of teak

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein





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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 07:41 PM

That is a great project. Your quality and craftsmanship has certainly been proven over time.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 07:42 PM

Fine folding chair. It has held up well over the years.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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sharad

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 07:58 PM

Here is a picture of my friend proving the strength of the chair

http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq99/Sharad_011/DSC00150.jpg

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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sharad

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#4 posted 12-14-2008 07:58 PM

Here is a picture of my friend proving the strength of the chair.

http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq99/Sharad_011/DSC00150.jpg

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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sharad

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 05:12 PM

I am trying to add a picture after Garyk explained how to add picture to your blog. and I think I have succeeded. Great.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 06:51 AM

Hey Sharad
This is a very nice chair. It must be well built to last this long. Good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sharad

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#7 posted 05-30-2009 07:01 AM

Thank you Jim for your encouraging comment even after 166 days.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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