Water Ski Adirondack Chair

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Project by JoeC61 posted 1870 days ago 13638 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chair I built using old water skis. Probably the hardest (but also fun) part was finding the old skis. Ebay was a good source, but can be expensive. One set was only $15 at a local antique shop. Some people make these out of a variety of skis, different colors, etc. I wanted to stick with wooden skis, since some of them have inlaid patterns, which I thought added to the project.

-- Joe-Carver, MN

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#1 posted 1870 days ago

So that’s what water skis are for!! Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1870 days ago

Wow , nice idea and very well done .

Thanks for sharing with us .

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 1870 days ago

I tried to water ski once all I did was dredge the bottom. ;lol
apart from that a very unique and interesting way of reusing old water skis..I have seen them used for shelves but never an Adirondack chair.. good for U.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1870 days ago

Great idea and you did a very nice job.Sweeet!!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#5 posted 1870 days ago

Nice idea!

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

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#6 posted 1870 days ago

Hey Joe
cool Idea,turned out great well done. Now all you need is a place to tie on the tow rope.LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1870 days ago

Nice Joe, what an eye grabber!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#8 posted 1870 days ago

i ilove it. it really caught my eye.

-- Dominique Barbier - Dallas, TX

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#9 posted 1870 days ago

Wow, nice looking chair! You gave me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#10 posted 1870 days ago

Alright !! came out really good… I like it

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

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#11 posted 1870 days ago

as an old water skier who used those skis, well done! How many pairs did it take… It looks like you could get by with perhaps only four pairs… ??

I love to see such stuff recycled-reused and this is a great application.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 1870 days ago

Thanks everyone for the great comments! I appreciate it.

-- Joe-Carver, MN

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#13 posted 1870 days ago

Very nice joe! I have been collecting skis for some time now with the same kind of project in mind. I have over 30 of them so far. I guess it’s time to start thinking about actually making a chair now.

Did you use a plan as a template or lay out the design from scratch?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#14 posted 1851 days ago

I love the design. How cool woud that be at someone’s lake cabin? I do the same thing with wine barrel staves. My chairs fit in with in with the wine country and yours at the lake. It is amazing how you Adirondack chairs can be adapted to fit a theme. Great job, your chair is beauitful, interesting, and confortable I am sure.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#15 posted 1851 days ago

Very unique!
Good Luck!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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