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Project by mcchairs posted 01-24-2010 11:48 AM 2268 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here it is , another chair from pallet wood and salvaged demolition wood (stiles , 2 spindles and the 2 rockers from salvaged wood ) . A mixed blend of different toned Australian hardwoods strategistly placed to be pleasing and inviting to the eye and to pull it all together , it has a look that makes you want to go closer to view , touch and sit in . Most definately Red Gum wood are the 2 dark spindles ,2 stiles , crest and 1 arm , amongst this mix of light and dark woods you will notice the even natural darker gum pockets and veins in the dark wood again, especially in the crest ( along with 2 nail holes and a filled hole ) and 1 arm , the stiles have book matched gum veins running down their length as do the 2 dark spindles , thankyou all for looking .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? .

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 12:18 PM

Beautiful chair. I like that you are giving wood that otherwise might be burned a new life, and with such a great result. I have made a few things from cast off materials and I always feel better about those projects for some reason. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 12:46 PM

Great looking chair. The different woods blended together so well. Nothing beats old recycled red Gum for color and texture. Do you finish with polish or oils?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 01:00 PM

Thanks guys ,oil , a blend of boiled linseed oil , polyurathane and pure gum turpintine , all 3 RDs .

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 05:09 PM

Great chair. Love the cast-off wood being put to great use.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 05:22 PM

A great looking recycled wood project. Beautiful colors and blending. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 06:46 PM

wonderful chair I really like the woods

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 07:58 PM

Eye catching colors and the design looks so comfortable….is it your own ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 05:47 AM

Beautiful rocker. Amazing what you can do with salvaged wood. Good Work!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 09:32 AM

Great work and beautiful chair. I’m going to have find a source for pallet wood.

-- Frank Thomas, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 01:02 PM

Thanks everyone , Dusty some things I did design and got some ideas from different pictures here and there . Frank to get the wood I put into this chair I would of cut an amount equal to what would go into 3 or 4 chairs , working with pallet wood is like a box of chocolates , you know what Im saying ,its not always good wood or suitable for one reason or another .It was a lot of work and glad to be finished but it does look good and feels good to rock in and it feels good to know this chair came from what was going to be landfill . My next project is a wee repair to the first chair I made .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? .

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