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Since my retirement in May as an elementary school principal, I have been so busy with woodworking projects. I made a set of adirondack chairs for a fellow educator as a retirement gift and upon delivery, was greeted with several more orders. Since then I have advertised on Facebook (a good opportunity as there are lots of new groups in many cities where folks advertise items for sale) and taken many orders that way too. I haven’t stopped buying cypress (60 cents per bd/ft), cutting, planning, building, staining and delivering since. Certainly not enough to live on, but nice extra money. Finally settled on $375 for this set of 2 chairs, a table and two footrests. Not seeing much objection to this pricing. Busy, busy!!

-- Woodworking Principal

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 12:22 PM

Looking good!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 02:59 PM

Those came out very nice….. Now you can relax and enjoy them…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 03:25 PM

A great job very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 04:44 PM

Nice chairs. What kind of finish did you use?

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#5 posted 10-19-2012 01:46 PM

I love the chairs, great job !!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#6 posted 10-27-2012 05:51 AM

Dave – very attractive, and for $375 a set. you should be very busy.
Did you use a plan or self-develop?
If plans – name please

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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#7 posted 06-06-2013 10:22 PM

60cents for a board ft ? so thats 12ft long x 12” wide x 1” thick ? can some tell me if thats right ? we work in cubic ft here in Ireland.

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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