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Project by RussellAP posted 07-07-2013 09:20 PM 868 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a chair that older folks can sit in without getting trapped in it. Some Adirondacks are too low for older heavier folks to get out of comfortably.

This is the first design, more to follow. Hope this one sells.
I’ll admit it’s not the prettiest construction, but that’s how it goes when you design on the fly like I do.

I figure less work goes into the design so if it’s a flop I won’t feel so bad. If I slaved over the design and it flopped I’d be mad at myself.

Thoughts?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 10:26 PM

i like it,looks great shouldn’t be hard to sell.IMHO.
great build russell.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 11:39 PM

Nice chair there Russell…good design, can’t see why it should not sell…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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SteveW

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 12:46 AM

Are you kidding me? That chair looks great! I would love to have the plans for something like that.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 10:20 AM

Hey! WHO you callin’ “older and heavier”?? LOL

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scottishbob

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#5 posted 07-08-2013 10:59 AM

nice chair , I would round off the square corner on the side supports. It will give it a softer look .
how much you looking to sell them for?
how long did the build take you?

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 07-08-2013 11:44 AM

Scottishbob- I have it marked for 200$. The pad knocks it up 50$. It only took about 4 hours to make.
I like to have a chair and a bench out front for sale all the time. I might not sell them, but people stop and want me to make all sorts of stuff for them.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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scottishbob

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 09:17 PM

I really like them , hope they do well , are they 3/4 red pine with a clear finish ?, thats a great way to pull them and get them interested.

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 07-09-2013 10:00 PM

Scottishbob, I don’t use any finish on them. The clients usually like to paint or stain themselves. The wood is all 5/4 cedar untreated decking.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 07-10-2013 04:11 PM

Great looking and comfortable chair! Like the design and the cushions. I’m sure it will sell well. Great work!

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