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Project by RandyM68 posted 01-22-2012 05:42 AM 1109 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the oldest project I still have. After at least a dozen years in the back yard, it’s still a comfortable chair. All of my dogs love it, at least. They all teethed on it when they were pups, now they take turns sleeping in it. The back is adjustable to three positions, and it’s supposed be a recliner but I messed up the lift mechanism on the foot rest. One of these years I’m gonna fix that. I’d also replace the busted seat slat but I’d never be able to match that patina, and I’d have to get another puppy to trim the ends off.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.





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barecycles

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 05:49 AM

Nice! I love to see projects still in tact doing what they were made to do. That’s a nice looking pooch you got there too!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 05:51 AM

At first I thought you where trying to convince us the dog made the chair LOL A great looking first project ,keep up the good work.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 05:57 AM

It looks like it got good use and the dog still loves it. The weathering gives it a nice gray finish!
Is it cedar?.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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RandyM68

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 06:06 AM

She didn’t build the chair, she just helped with the finishing touches. The black lab I used to have did most of the modifications. He about destroyed everything in the yard. He even tore the down spouts off the gutters and tore the door off my storage building. Damn, I miss that dog. Thanks for the comments guys.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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RandyM68

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 06:11 AM

It’s just made of treated pine. I like the color better now, though. The bird crap makes nice high lights, too.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 06:11 AM

A well seasoned project. What kind of dog is that; my wife and I were just admiring it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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RandyM68

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 06:19 AM

She looks almost like a German sheperd but not quite, We’ve been trying for years to figure out who her daddy was. She only weighs fifty pounds or so, she just looks bigger.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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