Mule Ear Chair as room accent.

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Project by Roz posted 07-18-2011 06:53 PM 2407 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair started out like the others as a forgotten derelict hanging from a barn rafter. It was surprisingly sturdy and required only cleaning and refinishing. The wood it is made of is Maple. I went to the local Farm Supply and had a red paint mixed that would not clash with the tape I planned to use for the seat and would also compliment the oriental carpet in the room where it will live. I really liked the first paint color which was an off the shelf Regal Red. However, “she who must be obeyed” said it was too shiny. So I returned to my supply store and this red was the result. I must admit it looks better without so much shine.
The weave on the seat is a multi-diamond pattern and I thing suits the room well. The seat colors are beige and red. The red has black, olive and beige stripes in it. I am happy with the result and hope you like it too. I promise to stop posting chairs, but I do have three porch rockers left to do yet.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 07:10 PM

Back to life…awesome. It looks great.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 07:17 PM

Thanks Willie!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 07:23 PM

A delightful little chair. I love it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 02:44 AM

Nice job on restoring the chair, Terry.

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 11:28 AM

Nice job; I like it! Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama,

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 01:32 PM

Very nice, Terry. That’s a keeper. By the way, check with, they may have a free shipping offer this summer. I get my shaker tape from them.
Thanks for the post.

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