Mission glider

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Project by canadianchips posted 09-13-2010 04:10 PM 1716 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my Great Grandfathers chair. It is a mission style glider. It was in the house when my Grandfather passed away. My oldest Uncle was to have it. His wifes words were “I DONT WANT THAT OLD SHIT IN MY HOUSE”. I asked my uncle if I could keep it for him, hoping one day to build my own.I disassembled it in the late 80’s, measured every piece and NEVER had the time to build one. In 2002 when I met my partner she asked what that box of things were. I told her it was my old glider chair and that I was not going to assemble it till my aunt passed away. Because (she didn’t know my aunt well) the day I put it together and finish it she will demand to have it back. I am going to out wait her !.The lady is now 89 !When we moved here 2 years ago I assembled it, refinished the wood and made cushions for it. I LOVE IT, the GRANDKIDS love it !.(Maybe her memory has failed !) Doubt it !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 04:39 PM

Interesting story, great history on the chair! Glad you kept it and appreciate it and kept his work and memory alive…. Thx for the post.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 04:48 PM

Way to go very nice chair. Chuck

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 09:45 PM

I LOVE IT! How wonderful to have such a terrific piece of furniture and fond memories of your Grandfather. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 03:43 PM

Wonderful chair, I can see why grand kids would love it. By any chance would you still have those measurements
laying around and available, and would you be willing to share? Thank you for sharing the chair.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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