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Project by miles125 posted 2010 days ago 1145 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this chair on its death bed. There was just something about it that told me to take it in and nurse it back to health. Some new long leaf heart pine parts and a good sanding down and repainting of the metal made her good as new. She is amazingly comfortable too.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2010 days ago

Bring ‘em back alive, Podna!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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John Stegall

405 posts in 2152 days


#2 posted 2010 days ago

I’d say you did a great job of the resurrection. Love that long leaf pine. As soon as the wind quits blowing here I can finish my king sized bed which has insert panels of LLP.

-- jstegall

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woodworm

14125 posts in 2226 days


#3 posted 2010 days ago

Great job. Make it when you need to make, restore it if its possible, do not throw it if can be recycled.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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kiwi1969

609 posts in 2078 days


#4 posted 2010 days ago

Glad you could see thru the rust! Nice rescue job

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2010 days ago

can’t tell that it was at the end of its life. This is beautiful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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griff

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#6 posted 2010 days ago

Great save. I really like the wood and the finish

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 2010 days ago

You saved a beautiful chair form it’s final death. We need to call you DR Woodworker….............LOL

Great job and a great save.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2010 days ago

good one … another 100 years ….

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2010 days ago

Good save.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dusty56

11644 posts in 2324 days


#10 posted 2009 days ago

Incredible restoration , or should I say rebuild ? That pine and color is beautiful with the black ironwork : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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sandhill

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#11 posted 2009 days ago

Nice find good job

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Tom Goodman

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#12 posted 2009 days ago

Great job ! And I bet it is comfortable.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2006 days ago

Great save Miles.

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

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Roz

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#14 posted 1997 days ago

Great result Miles, It is a very interesting chair. Looks comfortable.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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RaiD

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#15 posted 1234 days ago

I’m impressed that you were able to restore the wood from thin air, amazing! :) I love the mix of color, beautiful chair.

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