Santa Chair!!!!!!

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Project by Michael posted 01-06-2012 10:36 PM 15995 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had posted the treated rocking chairs I have on my projects list to Craigslist asking a modest $150 for both. I got some horrible offers and ended up just keeping the things; people would rather pay $88 for bottom of the barrel lowes rockers and watch them fall apart in a year than pay for some genuine handcrafted stuff (Arg!). Anyways a woman whose husband stars as Santa around the holidays asked if I could make a Santa chair. Well I asked them to come by to see what their expectations were. I made this thing out of just normal #2 SPF lumber found at lowes. I planed all of the stock before assembling it with mortise & tennon joinery and some sliding dovetails. I did not do the painting or upholstery. Sorry for the rants and enjoy!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 02:51 AM

This is one neat Santa chair a great job.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 04:55 AM

Looks great! Should be quite rewarding to see one of your pieces being used for such a happy event.

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 08:10 PM

“people would rather pay $88 for bottom of the barrel lowes rockers and watch them fall apart in a year than
pay “

I think 8 out of 10 people buy Asian goods over home goods because of $$$.
we cant compete with workers being paid 20 to 50 dollars a week about : )

I do like that Santa chair and 150.00 doesn’t sound like a bad price.

-- It's when they don't show their prices that you know they may be trying to rip you off.

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 12:45 AM

Michael, I live in Stafford, VA and wanted to know if you make these chairs for Santa’s. the elves are on vacation and wondered if I could hire someone to make it for me.
Santa Jeff

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 07:24 PM

That’s a pretty cute chair.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 01:20 AM

michael do you have one of the santa chairs for sale? what are you asking?

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#7 posted 06-04-2015 08:02 PM

I’ve just been asked to make for this years subdivision Christmas party. Would you be will to sell me your plans?

-- No one can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission. . .

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#8 posted 06-30-2015 02:02 PM

Do you still make these? I would like to order one for our Dec. 2015 party. We can install if needed but I would like it painted and done, etc.

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