Dumpster Dive...

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Project by Jeremiah posted 04-06-2013 06:22 AM 1096 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Was driving along one day and seen a chair back sticking out of a dumpster that was being used to clean out an old house. Checked it out and was looking for a practice piece at the time so I grabbed it…

The other three were all busted up…but after stripping the first I decided to return and try and salvage two to make one…

I was going to try and find some free upholstery, but after seeing the upholstery at the store, I knew it would be a perfect fit…total cost…$9.00…

I think I’m going to sell them just so I can say I sold garbage…lol.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 09:40 AM

Good salvage, great job on restoration.

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#2 posted 04-06-2013 12:55 PM

Nice resto.


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#3 posted 04-06-2013 01:15 PM

It’s a great restoration project and they look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 04-06-2013 02:50 PM

Nice save

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#5 posted 04-06-2013 10:05 PM

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. I made that up myself. It’s a DouginVa original. Well, I thought so anyway. Dumpster diving is where our woodworking skills really pay off. I have several pieces in my house that have been restored and I’m not ashamed to put them out as regular furniture.

Nice find and nice fix up job.

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 12:23 AM

Nice save, they look great.

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 01:20 AM

Only a true craftsman would have seen the potential in those. You did a great job on the rebuild.

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#8 posted 04-09-2013 03:25 PM

They look great with lots of character. Great find and great repair!

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