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Project by gfadvm posted 291 days ago 983 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first lumber cut from the cypress logs in the background was used to build this tall folding chair (and my first cypress experience). It is pretty plain looking wood, very lightweight, and soft. Finished with numerous coats of sprayed on MW Spar Urethane.

Design is same as my previous ones but I improved the ‘catches’.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 291 days ago

Damn pretty in the background! Good looking chair. These are on my list as well.

-- 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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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 291 days ago

With the water in the backround, of the second photo, it looks like the lifegaurd is out making a rescue!!!

A beautiful locale for a beauty of a chair!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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NaFianna

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#3 posted 291 days ago

Since you first posted this type of chair way back, I have been thinking of making one. Love the design.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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JL7

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#4 posted 291 days ago

Well done Andy…..are you planning on building…say…fifty more?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 291 days ago

Very nice chair Andy. The Oklahoma bald cypress looks completely different than the Louisiana cypress..especially the sinker

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 291 days ago

Greg, The 2 big logs closest to the chair are cypress. Do they look like yours?

Jeff, I have quite a few of these big cypress logs that I’m gonna share with Monte. I’ll build as many as I can sell :)

Randy, That’s the view out the back of my shop. I am blessed with a beautiful place. Both of those ponds are full of HUGE Koi.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 291 days ago

Ah relaxing, I can just hear the sound anyone makes when they sit in it :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 291 days ago

Perfect setting for that great looking chair. I like the light color chair a little more then the walnut one you made awhile ago. But the hard walnut will most likely hold up better. They are both very nice however! Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 291 days ago

Make another one of those chairs and I’ll bring the fishin’ worms…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 291 days ago

What did you do differently on the catches?

-- 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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gfadvm

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#11 posted 291 days ago

Monte, Look closely and you’ll see these are 2 pieces. Just looks a little “cleaner” to me. And they are less likely to get broken off when they are in the unlatched position.

Marty, Start digging worms! I’ve got lots of these chairs. The Koi like strawberries better than worms!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger

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#12 posted 291 days ago

Nice build, Andy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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eddie

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#13 posted 291 days ago

Andy i love the tall chair .and being cypress it s lite and weather proof ,the gran look different than louisiana cypress but then i suppose the groth rings reflect the diffrent weather patterns we have its a great looking chair, had some cypress and stained it wiyh golden oak stain it had a nice look on it ,if you have any try it on a pic of scrap its want be golden oak but really dark .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#14 posted 291 days ago

Nice chair Andy.
Hope you get to build more to make sets.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 291 days ago

Thanks guys.

eddie, I need to try golden oak. The red chestnut and gunstock I tried looked terrible! Is that MinWax golden oak?

Thanks Roger. That’s all the cypress I had cut. Waiting for Monte to bring his mill to cut the big logs

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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