Barricade Chairs

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Project by mattalexander posted 07-22-2010 03:55 AM 2519 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good place to sit a spell when you can go no further. The chair is constructed of oak reclaimed from barn wood beams, cedar and ash. I was scared that the seat structure might sag between the leg or it might easily tip over when someone leans back in it, but it is surprisingly as solid as a rock.

-- Matt, TN,

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 04:16 AM

very interesting concept

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 04:29 AM

pretty cool idea!! is it stable!!?? I’d be afraid to sit in it! haha :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 06:25 AM

Great vision you have there. I would have never of thought of this design. I will have to keep it in the back of my mind. Nice job

-- Norman

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 06:52 AM

As unique as it gets

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 07:56 AM

FUnky Cool!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 07-22-2010 11:22 AM

that is SO cool.
so cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 07-22-2010 12:38 PM

Way to go!
Love it.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 05:08 PM

Out of the box idea, interesting. Welcome to LJ!!

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

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#9 posted 07-22-2010 06:09 PM

funky cool idea


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#10 posted 07-22-2010 08:50 PM

Are these for the city to use when they close roads for construction? If so I’m applying for a job for your city road work crews…... I like it great job.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#11 posted 07-22-2010 10:38 PM

I enjoy original, out the box design. Good one!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 07-31-2010 03:12 AM

@dakremer, It is crazy stable! I was surprised. I bet I could park my car on these. Granted I drive a Honda Fit…

Thanks to all who took the time to comment and leave feedback.

-- Matt, TN,

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#13 posted 08-06-2010 03:05 PM

Very interesting cool idea.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#14 posted 03-26-2011 04:11 AM

that is fun!

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