The first Pallirondack Chair

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Project by Pallirondack posted 06-26-2012 09:16 PM 2854 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is where the name “pallirondack” comes from. I made my first Adirondack-style chair—and everything else I’ve made so far—from 100% recycled pallets. I found a design/plan online (thank you California Redwood Association) and modified it to work with wood from pallets instead of cedar boards available at your nearest lumber yard or big Orange or Blue box store (does Menards have a ‘color’?).

I have made another single chair since for my wife, but had to lower it slightly so that her feet would touch the floor. I created an Etsy site using a clever name (wink) and while I have had a lot of traffic, no sales. I’m guessing because of the “only local – no shipping” note I included.

That being said…........anyone have experience shipping finished furniture? Costly? Best prices? Assembled or in pieces? Can you tell I’m new at this?

Next up…..the headboard for my wife…errr…client…..or the Pallirondack Skull chair that my buddies at work want me to build. Should be interesting…...

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 06:39 AM

thats a very cool looking chair ,looks great ,and comfortable too, the kids seem to having a good time

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 08:44 PM

I like the chair a lot. I am working with some of the more traditional wood (contstruction lumber) for my first attemp at a chair.

I did create a pallet headboard to match a basic bed frame we have. You can see the project here:

Did you ever build the headboard you mentioned?

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 10:28 PM

Nope, I haven’t started it yet. We ended up moving, so I am getting my “shop” reorganized and other priorities have bumped that headboard down on the list….for now. Great looking headboard.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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