Reclaimed Redwood Outdoor Capt. Chair

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Project by reggiek posted 06-12-2010 11:05 PM 2674 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used redwood reclaimed from a fence to build this chair. I am in the process of making a set (2 chairs, one lounge and a table w/umbrella stand) of outdoor furniture from this redwood. It was a great score as the guy was going to send this wood to the dump. I first planned it all on my Grizzly planner, then, using patterns I made out of 1/4” plywood – these were based on what was labeled a “captain’s style” rocking chair that I saw in a furniture design book. I finished it with Formby’s Satin tongue oil and then 3 coats of Marine Spar Varnish. Please feel free to critique or comment and thanks for viewing.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#1 posted 06-12-2010 11:43 PM

Not only does your chair look stout and comfy but it looks great! ...and happy anniversary!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 06-12-2010 11:50 PM

Super chair a real clissic look.
Happy year anniversary at LJs

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 01:55 AM

Great save and it does look pretty comfy.

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 02:06 AM

That’s a great looking chair. I bet rocking in it really gives you a workout! lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 02:10 AM

looks more practical than an adirondac chair. don’t have to be a kid to get in and out of it.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 02:38 AM

Thanks all for viewing this project. Terry, I adapted this design because I am not a big fan of the adirondac style…I have made some for folks over time…but I do not like the look or the feel. Gary….lol…yea…I put that “sled” accross the bottom as this will be going out on a grassy meadow spot under some oaks that is full of gopher/ground squirrel holes. The chair was very study without them….but the addition makes the chair more stable on that type of ground (probably could round off the corners and rock it…as long as you miss one of the holes….LOL)

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 12:12 PM

Nice job: Great job on the reclaim also..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 02:41 PM

Nice sturdy chair. Should last a long time. Very well done.

-- 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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#9 posted 06-14-2010 01:29 AM

looks good

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#10 posted 09-16-2010 10:49 PM

Looks as if would be a nice place to sit

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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