Christmas Chair Project

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Project by divy posted 01-06-2014 03:47 PM 943 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built and painted/stained these for my kids for Christmas this year. First time ever for this type of project. I’ve always been interested in wood projects, hope to be able to do more in a few years upon retirement from teaching.

I am amazed by all of the skill that is displayed on this site by each of you and I enjoy looking at your craft!

Thanks for letting my show off my chairs!

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 05:40 PM

Great job on the chairs, I like the guitar chair. but I can’t see the chairs in the first photo. OH! they are camouflaged :) clever.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 06:14 PM

Nice clean looking chairs. I have always like Adirondack chairs. I hope to make some myself some day. What wood did you use for these?

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 10:48 PM

Thanks! I made these out of pine…..I used Rustoleum Exterior Oil based paint on the camo and Texas Tech chairs and stained the guitar chair with Minwax Stain and an Exterior Clear Coat. They are comfortable and I looked at several different patterns and decided on this on. Thanks to for the pattern.

I plan on making more, may experiment with using pressure treated wood on the next one. Just want to make sure that paint will stick. Can anyone give me advice on doing this?

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#4 posted 01-10-2014 02:31 PM

They are all great looking and comfortable chairs. The military themed one is really cool. Very lucky kids! Great job Dad!

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 04:04 PM

These all look great. Have a conversation while sitting in a conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 04:22 PM

Thanks again for your comments! It was fun building and working on these…and a challenge just to see if I could do it!

I have to laugh though and respond….the builder and painter of this project is not my kids Dad, even though he wanted to help (I didn’t let him)...I am their Mom, this was a Mom project.

I love doing projects! (And I have many that are un-finished)

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