Chair Rescue

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Project by miles125 posted 02-28-2009 06:14 PM 1275 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 02-28-2009 07:24 PM

Bring ‘em back alive, Podna!

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

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John Stegall

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 07:25 PM

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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#3 posted 02-28-2009 08:11 PM

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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#4 posted 03-01-2009 12:37 AM

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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#5 posted 03-01-2009 01:20 AM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 02:44 AM

Great save. I really like the wood and the finish

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

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 02:47 AM

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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#8 posted 03-01-2009 07:11 AM

good one … another 100 years ….

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

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 11:00 AM

Good save.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 03-01-2009 07:53 PM

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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#11 posted 03-02-2009 06:12 AM

Nice find good job

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#12 posted 03-02-2009 08:20 AM

Great job ! And I bet it is comfortable.

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

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#13 posted 03-05-2009 03:54 AM

Great save Miles.

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

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#14 posted 03-13-2009 06:27 PM

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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#15 posted 04-15-2011 09:53 PM

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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