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Prototype Chair I used for designing a boat dock bench (circa - 1960's)

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-08-2009 12:16 AM 2205 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This old chair has been hanging around for a long time.

It was made to see if it would be comfortable enough for a dock bench.

I built this old dock, & bench in about 1964, the year we bought the cabin.

The tools I used were a handsaw, square, & hammer.

The material I used for this was 1” x 3” x 6’ white cedar fence boards

The pictures of the dock shown here, were taken about 1975.

I’ve since replaced this old dock in about 1991.

But this old chair is still usable. You may notice it’s a nice place for moss to grow.

By the way, that’s Barb, my sweetie, in the pictures.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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#1 posted 08-08-2009 12:18 AM

sweet ! a good place to take break

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

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 02:23 AM

Has that chair seen any fish caught?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 02:37 AM

Thanks Guys!
That’s right, for the past 20 years or so, its been just watching the fishermen.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 04:43 AM

Very, very cool. I have an old cypress bench that was in my mother’s yard for about 10 years until it started serving as a coffee table in my college apartment. Since then, it has made it way back outdoors, but now at my own house and has been the inspiration for the designs that I have built for the last couple of years (see the last two pics in the link).

Gotta love and respect the old stuff with the new. It really is all about the wood!

-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA, www.JCcypress.com

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 02:11 PM

wonderful pic of the lake and seat.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 05:26 PM

Thank you KnockOnWood!

And Thank you snowdog!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 05:48 PM

wow….that is a great bench spot!!!

matt

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 05:58 PM

Thank you Matt!

You may notice all of the Birch trees in for of the cabin.

Most of them have since died off now, & the cabin is hidden by Spruce trees now.

The Spruce all grew in voluntarily by nature.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 08-10-2009 01:26 AM

a good match to the tree next to it Dick. an oldie but a goodie’.

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

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