Cedar Rocker Recliner

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Project by Dynamike posted 08-16-2015 06:02 AM 4617 views 12 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I rescued this chair base from the neighbors trash, and put together this indoor outdoor cedar chair. I added a few features like the burned in Bar and Shield, and I gave it a suicide shifter handle. It has a 4 position head rest with built in detents.

I’m still undecided on a stain and finish. I’m open to suggestions.
Oh, I wrote a blog on the process with more pics if you’re interested.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 09:08 AM

Now that looks like a very fun project. Great job on the build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 08-16-2015 10:55 AM

Interesting chair and very good idea with the recovery.No matter what you choose for finish gonna look great.

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#3 posted 08-16-2015 11:51 AM

Nice looking chair. How were you able to get the front mechanism to work without structural tear out? Very nice piece.

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#4 posted 08-16-2015 12:36 PM

That’s cool!

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 01:49 PM

What a great project with an amazing result. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 08-16-2015 02:01 PM

Very impressive save from curbside junk! Great blog on the build.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 08-16-2015 02:20 PM

That is just plain awesome. Love it

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#8 posted 08-16-2015 02:29 PM

Great one! One of a kind for sure.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 08-16-2015 02:40 PM

Turned out great!

Makes me want to start looking for an old recliner ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 08-16-2015 07:43 PM

I like this. Great job!! My wife reminded me that we have an old recliner that could be like this !! Thanks for the idea !!


-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#11 posted 08-17-2015 12:06 AM

That is a great recycling project.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#12 posted 08-17-2015 12:09 AM

We have a LazyBoy in the den that no body ever sits in …. Hmmmm, might be a future project sitting there instead of a trip to the dump !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 08-17-2015 10:15 AM

It sure got my attention, what an awesome idea, looks great, the Harley Davidson logo gives it a nice touch.

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#14 posted 08-17-2015 10:21 AM

Nice save! A little creative thinking and great execution = unique creation.


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#15 posted 08-17-2015 11:24 AM

Nifty reclaim. Questions: Is there a penalty for slashing your neighbor’s recliner? And where did you put the clutch on the HD?

-- DonB

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