Pull up a Door and sit Down

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Project by canadianchips posted 10-19-2010 04:36 AM 2181 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know. I know ! He made something out of a door again !
I have had this project in my HEAD for several weeks now. Now it is in my shop, waiting to be painted and upholstered. This chair is made from 2 old house doors. One white and one brown. The back is made from reclaimed cedar. The bottom is also solid cedar slabs from cabinet I bought at auction. No plans. I measured my old mission glider in our house and went to shop and winged it. Sometimes it is nice when dreams become reality. I am slowly running out of old doors. ha ha.

DOOR is painted and complete.

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

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 04:49 AM

this is so awesome!

brilliant designing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 04:49 AM

looks real nice

i like to wing things too

that is some interesting grain

is it splotchy cedar lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 04:49 AM

I like it. Cool idea. What type of joinery did you use?


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 04:52 AM

Cool Idea

-- wood crafting & classes

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 05:54 AM

That’s a realy nice chair,I like it


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#6 posted 10-19-2010 06:02 AM

I love it when there is a story behind the wood. I love the chair too.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#7 posted 10-19-2010 01:56 PM

Great looking chair, out of junked doors huh? Fantastic.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 10-19-2010 02:37 PM

I love to see reclaimed lumber get a second, usefull life. Nice execution! Hope you post some pics after you get it painted and upholstered.

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#9 posted 10-19-2010 03:44 PM

Nice recycle project. It’ll look good when you get the cushions on it. I like the Adirondack style arms, they make good place to rest a beer.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 04:33 PM

Please post the finished images. We love to see both sides of the work. (wood-a-holics unanimous )

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 10-22-2010 01:45 AM

I a-door your creativity. Recycling at it’s best.

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#12 posted 10-22-2010 02:11 AM

love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 10-23-2010 06:54 PM

Door chair Completed.
My reason to be alive is the little model !
We decided to give it Paint.
We think it turned out very well.

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

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#14 posted 07-20-2011 02:15 AM

Great Idea! I love re-purposing items into new items too, and this chair looks great and real comfortable!

-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...

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#15 posted 07-20-2011 10:42 PM

it turned out very well indeed!
Nicely done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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