Reclaimed Cedar Lifeguard Chairs

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Project by StephenSchaad posted 07-02-2012 05:25 PM 19636 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this lumber on craigslist. The house was built with cedar fascia boards and when they rebuilt the house the owner didn’t want to toss the wood. Thank God..

Some of the wood has tunnels from carpenter bees which looks awesome. I epoxied the feet and water sealed the chairs. Believe it or not, they are comfortable for just being straight slats.

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 08:20 PM

They are great

Like that they are reclaimed as well

Great design, looks the proper job


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#2 posted 07-03-2012 12:33 AM

Nice job on these. They look stable enough that you could dive off of those footrests.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 01:52 AM

Beautiful looking chairs, love the wood. Sounds like you really found a great collection of wood, and to think they were just going to be thrown out.

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 01:16 PM

I seriously like these chairs. Great find on that wood ! I have been trying to decide what kind to make for my back porch and I think this style would be great there,too . Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 06:35 AM

Those look very comfy! Guess i need to check Craigslist for wood :)

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 04:19 AM

Thanks! The plans were from I found them there which gives links to the actual plans. REALLY EASY to build, just time consuming when you use reclaimed lumber.

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#7 posted 06-10-2013 03:28 PM

do you have plans? id love to make a couple of these


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