Restored a $10 Adirondak Chair

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Project by ReUseDude posted 04-07-2017 10:07 PM 1093 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this at a garage sale for $10 with the idea to maybe repaint it. Then I saw the wood underneath and just had to restore it. The wood was solid with no rot and it folded up too. So I started sanding it(with the help of the kids) and then dismantling it to sand the other parts of the wood. Then as it was in pieces I traced the parts so that I could make one from scratch someday. As it got smoother with every sanding I finally started to seal it with a Spar Urethane and replaced all the screws. I think it came out pretty amazing. It may have been my best garage sale buy ever.

-- *One mans trash is another mans treasure * (after a lot of sanding, elbow grease and tools)

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 10:22 PM

Nice save of a very nice looking Adirondack!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 04-08-2017 04:56 PM

Before and after. What a difference!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#4 posted 04-08-2017 06:18 PM

Nice save. A new and better life without that paint! I’d say it’s worth way more than ten bucks now.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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