Hewn/lumber chair

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Project by Hank74 posted 05-10-2015 06:55 PM 1635 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old building on the docks that repair and sell fishing nets was being demolished, and I asked to get all the hewn material. As much as I could carry they told me, so I got my truck and filled it up. Since it was already dry, I could just put it in my shop and go to work. I will build a whole lot of furniture from it, some I will keep for my self (my wife insists) and some I will sell. (any tip on how much I should charge would be apreciated)

Thanks for watching, and do leave a reply if you have an opinion.

-- Hank, Aalesund, Norway

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#1 posted 05-10-2015 07:15 PM

What a gift, hewn lumber; I like what you did with it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 05-10-2015 08:34 PM

That’s the spirit. Never waste any wood when you see it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 12:36 AM

Nice hardy built chair. I remember years ago I helped a friends tear down and old barn…he wanted the wood of course, and I was able to take allot of the hand hewn rafter boards. I loaded them into an old van I would use to pick up wood and forgot about it for a month or so. When I opened the back van door I was faced with tons of red ants. Took several trys, but we finally killed all of them. Wood was nice once I was able to work with it

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 10:05 AM

Svært fin stol!
Lovely chair. Hewn lumber is quite a nice material. Should think that some of the great tradition for woodworking in Norway could be of inspiration.
Have no idea on what to charge as a whole. For the lumber i would perhaps start at the prize of new oak or similar and go upwards.
Looking forward to see more projects from that lumber!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 11:25 AM

Great find on the free old wood. And nice solid, comfy looking chair. Any idea about wood species?

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 11:29 AM

Beatiful!. Are a luky man carry! Nice design in this. How weight this chair?

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 05-11-2015 01:47 PM

I am impressed.
I really like when re-purposed wood is used to build anything.
This chair is a fantastic idea.
As far as selling:
You will be selling to a select market, you may have to wait longer to get the one person that will pay what it is worth. Just because they gave you the lumber people will think they can get the chair cheap. WRONG.This chair has cushion material, lumber and Your labor.
I tend to set my prices HIGH.
I would start at $450.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 05-11-2015 02:02 PM

Very cool idea, great execution.

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#9 posted 05-11-2015 06:58 PM

Restoration Hardware used to sell a chair that looked almost exactly like that for outdoor patio furniture. Their price was 1250 a chair. I think you could easily make 1000 a chair if you market towards high end outdoor furniture.

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