Child's chairs

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Project by Jim Finn posted 10-20-2017 01:16 AM 724 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our woodworking club has been asked to make chairs for children by Ronald McDonald house here in Lubbock. They will have local artists decorate these chairs and then offer them for auction as a fund raiser. These are the first two. They want thirty of them. Three different sizes. Made of 1/2” baltic birch plywood and are twenty inches tall.. Only twenty-eight more to make.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-20-2017 01:38 AM

Real nice job on the chairs, Jim!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-20-2017 03:56 AM

Excellent cause and nice job on the chairs.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 10-20-2017 04:15 AM

Hope this raises plenty of funds for the kids. How many of these will you get from each sheet of plywood?
I guess the next project will be using up all of the off-cuts? ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 10-20-2017 09:34 AM

Bravo, for the cause , and bravo for the nice woodworking. Can’t you wait to see happy customers enjoying nice moments together?

Keep on making sawdust.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 10-20-2017 12:09 PM

We have planned it to make thirty chairs using seven sheets of baltic birch plywood and 1×2 poplar backing blocks.. 60”x60” each. Should be no cutoffs to speak of. At least, not any usable ones. Total materials used, cost $190 so that is is $6.33 per chair. Once I get the pieces all cut out we plan to get a few members of our woodworkers club to come here and round off all the edges and assemble the chairs. Last time we did this was in 2007, but I understand this club had been doing this for years before I moved here. I think this is the first time that they asked for this many chairs (30) though.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#6 posted 10-20-2017 01:00 PM

These are nice looking chairs, different from most that I have seen and for a great cause too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 10-20-2017 01:56 PM

These are real nice chairs.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 10-20-2017 08:13 PM

very nice chairs !!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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