His and Hers Patio Chairs

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Project by CatholicWoodworker posted 12-04-2012 02:09 AM 1541 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A neighbor asked me to make these for his grandparents for Christmas a few years ago. The grandparents enjoyed sitting on their patio, but were starting to have difficulty because of joint and back problems. The grandfather is over 6 feet tall and had a hard time getting up from “normal” height chairs, so his has a taller seat. The grandmother is barely over 5 feet tall and had a hard time getting into “normal” height chairs, so hers has a lower seat.
They are made completely out of cedar, with most edges chamfered. The back legs have a slight taper for the back slats, and the chairs are actually quite comfortable. They wanted the natural cedar color, so I just finished them with an outdoor sealant (Thompson’s I think) that they promised to reapply every year or two.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 07:44 AM

They should be darn sturdy. It’s great that you tailored them to the individuals.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 05:37 PM

Looks really sturdy!

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 06:15 PM

That’s some heavy looking chairs. I’m sure they must have worked out well for them.

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 11:52 AM

Really beautiful.Nice job.Patio chairs are a fabulous way to expand your living space.Your patio is isn’t complete without comfortable and beautiful patio chairs.

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