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This is a chair I built using old water skis. Probably the hardest (but also fun) part was finding the old skis. Ebay was a good source, but can be expensive. One set was only $15 at a local antique shop. Some people make these out of a variety of skis, different colors, etc. I wanted to stick with wooden skis, since some of them have inlaid patterns, which I thought added to the project.

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So that's what water skis are for!! Nice work.
 

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Wow , nice idea and very well done .

Thanks for sharing with us .
 

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I tried to water ski once all I did was dredge the bottom. ;lol
apart from that a very unique and interesting way of reusing old water skis..I have seen them used for shelves but never an Adirondack chair.. good for U.
Larry
 

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Great idea and you did a very nice job.Sweeet!!
 

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Hey Joe
cool Idea,turned out great well done. Now all you need is a place to tie on the tow rope.LOL
 

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Nice Joe, what an eye grabber!!!
 

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i ilove it. it really caught my eye.
 

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Wow, nice looking chair! You gave me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Alright !! came out really good… I like it
 

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as an old water skier who used those skis, well done! How many pairs did it take… It looks like you could get by with perhaps only four pairs… ??

I love to see such stuff recycled-reused and this is a great application.
 

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Thanks everyone for the great comments! I appreciate it.
Joe
 

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Very nice joe! I have been collecting skis for some time now with the same kind of project in mind. I have over 30 of them so far. I guess it's time to start thinking about actually making a chair now.

Did you use a plan as a template or lay out the design from scratch?
 

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I love the design. How cool woud that be at someone's lake cabin? I do the same thing with wine barrel staves. My chairs fit in with in with the wine country and yours at the lake. It is amazing how you Adirondack chairs can be adapted to fit a theme. Great job, your chair is beauitful, interesting, and confortable I am sure.
 

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Very unique!
Good Luck!
 

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This one's a new fave. Schweeet!

always,
J.C.
 
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