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Project by woodrookieII posted 735 days ago 2954 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gotta love scraps. A local fence company builds their wood fences from white cedar. And they always have scraps, cutoffs and castoffs. A couple of weeks back I stopped in and they had a bunch of 2×4 white cedar cutoffs all at 30 or so inches. And I mean a bunch. Yep, I rescued them from the dumpster.

I recall reading sometime ago about a fella who made a Morris Chair for outdoors use. A quick search and I turned up plans on Popular Woodworking’s website for an All-Weather Morris Chair.

So I used this scrap white cedar to make this chair. Planed it all down and sized it properly, glued some of it up for the wider peaces. I had to buy one board for the arms. Stained it a nice blue as it will be a birthday present.

It’s comfy.

....rookieII





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Alexandre

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#1 posted 735 days ago

OOH… Nice! Who’s present is it for?

-- My terrible signature...

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Dallas

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#2 posted 735 days ago

Outstanding! Will it be coming to my house via Fed-ex or UPS?

Or maybe a combination of the two… Fed-UPS!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 734 days ago

Yeah! A penny saved is a dollar made! Nice score on the offcuts. Really nice chair by the way.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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SirFatty

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#4 posted 734 days ago

Nice work, that’s a great re-use story.

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AngieO

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#5 posted 734 days ago

This is nice. I like it. I like it even more that it was with rescued lumber.

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 734 days ago

Great looking chair. It is always so rewarding to salvage wood destined for the landfill or fireplace and turn it into something useful. Your outdoor Morris chair looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 734 days ago

Great job and nice save! Very cool. What kind of fabric you using? I bought a rool of Sunbrella on ebay when we made our outdoor cushions as it is one of the few thet will not fade in the sun. look fwd to seeing the finished product.

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

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woodrookieII

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#8 posted 734 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Ken, it’s quite comfy without cushions. But I’ll leave the cushions selection, if they even want cushions, up to the recipient of the chair.

In fact, I have enough scrap cedar to make another so I think I’ll make one for her hubby!!

....rookieII

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stefang

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#9 posted 734 days ago

Very nice chair and good use of the throw-away timber. It’s hard to believe that business’s can afford to throw so much away. I would think they could find buyers for it easy enough. Glad for you they are free though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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javaboy

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#10 posted 734 days ago

Great to see scrap wood put to use. Nice work!

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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woodrookieII

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#11 posted 734 days ago

Holy dustpan!!!!!

A Top 3!!

I am humbled (but pleased).

....rookieII

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woodworm

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#12 posted 734 days ago

Great project. And more importantly, you know how make good use of scraps.
Very nice chair.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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redryder

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#13 posted 734 days ago

You can’t beat the price. Probably more of a challenge to find “scrap” cushions. Nice build…..............

-- mike...............

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Ethan Harris

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#14 posted 734 days ago

Now that is a fellow recycler!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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rydonmf

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#15 posted 734 days ago

That’s very nice, I can’t imagine throwing all that away. Hell , I can barely stand to part with a 6 inch scrap!

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