First furniture project

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Project by bodark posted 09-18-2014 04:23 AM 2070 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So about a year ago we bought some new living room furniture. Started out just planning to buy a new sofa, but the one my wife picked out had a matching oversized chair (you know those “really should be a loveseat but we’ll call it a chair ‘cause it’s cool” chairs). We weren’t really planning on buying it and hadn’t measured for it, but once I laid eyes on it I knew I had to have it. The conversation went something like this – me: “You know, that chair would look really good in the corner by the door.” wife: “You’re nuts. There’s no way it’ll fit with the side table.” me: “Sure it will. We’ll just slide the table down a little.” wife: “There isn’t enough room. It’ll stick out too far, too.” me: “We can put it on an angle. It’ll be awesome.” wife: “You’re crazy.”

Of course she was right…

So the chair came home, the side table left, and I still haven’t lived it down. The worst part about it though, was that I didn’t have a place to put my drink or the remote control. So I thought I’d try to fix that.

This is made with pallet wood scraps (I think pine), and finished with golden oak stain and spray enamel. Stain is blotchy, and it has a case of wide gaposis, but I feel pretty good about it for my first try. Sorry for the lousy pics.

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 05:12 AM

Good stuff. I’ve seen a couple of designs on these kinds of things and think they’re great! Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 08:00 AM

Awesome story and nice job. I’m just finishing one my self but it metal and wood. Needed an excuse to break out the welder. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 11:19 AM

looks good. I like the fact it is made of pallet wood. You know admitting the wife is right is a dangerous precident for all of us. lol.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 11:45 AM

First of all, WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice first project. It serves a purpose and got you in the shop!!

Keep ‘em coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 06:52 PM


I love the process of building things, and seeing something come together from a pile of scraps is very fulfilling (even if it looks like it was built by a third grader…).

Geekwoodworker – if 22 years of marriage has taught me anything it’s that my wife is right. Even if she’s wrong, she’s right! (She really is right more often than not – she’s a smart woman. I married way above my pay grade!)

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#6 posted 09-19-2014 11:41 AM


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