(Don't You Sit on My) Blue Suede Chair

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Project by WhiskeyWaters posted 09-05-2011 05:21 AM 1837 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A wedding gift for two friends. I salvaged a high-quality office chair & built a solid base. Turnings from Lowe’s. The chair is a blue suede. Hence the marks. Wrestling this project to completion during 100 deg. days in the shop was quite exciting – I couldn’t get any sweat on the fabric. Eventually, I built the thing on my living room floor. Thanks for looking.

The complete construction picture collection is now on my other blog:

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 09:15 AM

Be a nice gift, you certainbly have brought them up nice,

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 06:40 PM

Very Nice. Geat description as well.

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

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 12:56 AM

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I love it! Upholstery is too hard! It looks great! I love the way you are always in tune with giving things new life!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 07:35 PM

Nice Job Whiskey! I like the deep blue color. Looks like you have some talent at upholstery.

I gave it a try once and we used the chair for years.
When I would point out that I got the chair from the trash and upholstered it myself. The common response from visitors was, “I can tell.” Not a good sign for my upholstering skills.

I bet you won’t be hearing that on your chair. Very Nice!

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

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