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Project by Woodwrecker posted 516 days ago 4002 views 14 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Old worn out beat up oak crate boards given some love and turned into a very comfortable studio/tall folding chair.
Thank you Andy, Randy & Jeff for the tips and design.
I made two of these but I see more in the future.
I wanted to finish this chair off in a deep reddish stained color but was over ruled by headquarters…lol
You were right Andy, it sits mighty comfortably.

If you joint, straighten, pluck nails and sand like a crazy person, then throw on a nice finish, this lumber which is headed to the dump can become something from nothing.

I hope you like it.
Thanks a bunch and have a great day.

-- Having fun...Eric





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FJPetruso

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#1 posted 516 days ago

Good looking work Eric… I like repurposing scrap & left-over lumber too. With a little more planning & inginuity people can come up with cool projects like your chair. GREAT JOB!

Frank

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 516 days ago

Great way to go with the color change throughout the piece!!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 516 days ago

Beautiful stuff, for sure. Wow!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Jeremy Greiner

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#4 posted 516 days ago

I love the chair, you are a jedi master at bringing old wood back to life :)

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 516 days ago

Great job, Eric. It looks nice and elegant. You are The From-Nothing-To-Wonders woodworker. It’s like you can see through a pile of wood trash. Hat’s off!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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ellen35

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#6 posted 516 days ago

Now, how cool are you! That’s awesome!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Stephenw

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#7 posted 515 days ago

Great looking chair! Amazing work Eric.

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SPalm

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#8 posted 515 days ago

Nice.
I need to check out your tips, I love the design.

Looks great,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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lew

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#9 posted 515 days ago

Beautiful transformation, Eric!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 515 days ago

This is so above Ikea standards in every way!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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rustfever

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#11 posted 515 days ago

WOW. Love it. Great Job!
I have been wanting the make one of these!. Where can I find the plans?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Chase

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#12 posted 515 days ago

good find, some blokes have all the luck

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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clieb91

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#13 posted 515 days ago

Great use of scrap wood. Looks pretty comfortable.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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devann

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#14 posted 515 days ago

A fine looking chair you have created. Good job, time well spent. thanks for showing it to the rest us us.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Jim Bertelson

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#15 posted 515 days ago

Eric, that is just great, I gotta make some of those for my vacation house. My shop down there is coming along and I might be able to do it. Right now I have some iron furniture out on the deck, and I paint any spots showing rust, and they are serviceable. But a bunch of these would be a lot more attractive.

Have a good one, on a lazy weekend recovering from some minor surgery….......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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