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Project by MarkTheFiddler posted 621 days ago 825 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a solid oak couch in a dumpster behind a donation center. No feet. About 2 months ago, I found these legs on a recliner a neighbor was throwing away. I quickly confiscted them. They were beat all to heck and the finish was to dark. I got out the English polish then I thought to myself. “Turn in your Lumberjocks card.”

I decided to try a little sanding but I realized it would take 7 or 8 hours. I could buy them for $100 so it didn’t make sense to blow an entire Saturday. I grabbed a 220 grit abrasive wheel and attached it a drill. I started flaying the finish off. After a couple of minutes I gave the foot an inspection and liked the rustic look.

The legs are imperfectly sanded and have five coats of tug oil rubbed in.

They look like pumpkins so Happy Halloween.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!





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patron

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#1 posted 621 days ago

these are some great pumpkins
(they even have a candle
if you can get them lit)

rustic it is
you done good

now back to your dumpsters
christmas is coming soon too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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MarkTheFiddler

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#2 posted 621 days ago

Now where can I find Christmas tree shaped chair legs?

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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lanwater

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#3 posted 621 days ago

I will keep my eyes on the loockout for christmas tree shapped leg Mark.

Great save.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 621 days ago

Nice save. Gotta watch for that kind of thing.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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majuvla

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#5 posted 621 days ago

Very unusuall.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GrandpaLen

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#6 posted 621 days ago

;-)

Nice Save Mark. – Mother Nature.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 621 days ago

Happy Halloween to you!..Great restoration. Next you need to show the project you install them on!!
Thanks for sharing…...........Jim

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

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peteg

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#8 posted 620 days ago

great job on the recycle, well done indeed :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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MarkTheFiddler

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#9 posted 620 days ago

Hey everyone. I guess the message is – a project doesn’t have to take a month and a Pound of flesh. But then again – you all have always have been kind and supportive of all of use new comers. It makes me want to try may hand at something difficult. ;) just about everything seems difficult to me.

The sofa is upholstered but I don’t have any foam to stuff the cushions with and I’m out of zipper. I’ll add a pic of the couch when I finish it off. Thanks again everyone.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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MarkTheFiddler

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#10 posted 614 days ago

Howdy,

The finished couch.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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