50 year old rocking chairs get a new life

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Project by BadDavid posted 11-05-2012 09:39 PM 1491 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The rocking chairs were first owned by my father-in-laws neighbor. Then my father-in-law, now my wife. They are hand made from pine. I stopped counting the layers of old paint at 6. They were stripped with a store brand stripper and then sanded from 60 grit to 220. I put back two coats of paint and three coats of sealant. I am hoping my father-in-law would be proud. (He passed before I got to this project).

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 11:41 PM

Nice refinishing job, but why waited so long….I’m sorry.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 12:28 AM

Thank you, we focused on making him happy for his last year and a half. Cheers.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 12:58 AM

Its nice to see old furniture restored, you did a great job.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 01:43 AM

First of all, WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad you could join us!!

Nice restoration on that chair. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. He would be proud of the job you did!!...............Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 01:44 AM

Welcome to Lumber jocks! Looks like you did a good job on this chair!

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 01:27 PM

great looking restoration.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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