How to save $510.00

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Project by Yamamaha posted 12-12-2012 08:10 PM 3068 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Step #1 Disassemble chair from the town dump.
Step #2 At your local lumber store, take note of their chairs selling for $295 each.
Step #3 Build two new chairs for $80, and take the $510 you saved to Rockler!

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View stefang's profile


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#1 posted 12-12-2012 08:58 PM

I’m thinking this was a smart and economical move, I’m assuming you used the parts as templates for the new chair components. Great idea and a beautiful result too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 09:18 PM

Now that is “green woodworking” at it’s best!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 09:32 PM

Excellent move, and I bet they will last a lot longer than the ones for 295…...

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

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 11:38 PM

Excellent – way to go. Love it when things get reused or recycled even though those they just may have been used as patterns.

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

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 02:46 AM

LMAO…...that was classic reasoning and a great idea and build.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 03:41 AM

Great salvage, great job.

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

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 07:52 AM

Can’t beat that price!

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 12:48 PM

I like your way of thinking!
“I just saved $510! Let’s go to rockler!”

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 12:56 PM

Why is there only three corners trimmed out on the door ?

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 03:50 PM

$295?? Holy cow! They staple them together down here (Calhoun, GA) so cheap, I can’t afford to make them to sell myself. But good on ya’.

-- M Clark, Georgia

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Scott Wigginton

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 05:45 PM

The $295 chairs look like they’re made out of composite just like the decking beneath the chairs in alternating colors

-- Scott

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Rob Mammen

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 03:51 AM

now that is good Yankee ingenuity. nice job.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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