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This is not my chair and I am not taking credit for it, I just wanted to post it to show how beautiful these chairs can be when a ture craftsman makes one, not like my simplified and cheaper version. This chair was made by Jonathan Black of Bella Barrel (www.bellabarrel.com). These are pics of one of his chairs I saw in a shop in St. Helena, CA priced at $750 ea. I have made a few now and they are posted on my LJ page. The biggest difference is the finish and attention to detail he did. I wanted to keep mine more rustic to feature the wine barrel influences and character. The sanding/finishing steps are my least favorite.

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These are unique. Can't wait to see yours.
 

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Well, that is a great design for the materials at hand. Looks very nice. Congrats to the designer. You should do well with those.
 

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Surely this is very different style of Adirondack. Great job!
 

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I love this!! Takes the chair to a whole new level and looks so comfortable
 

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its crazy what they charge…if i could get some barrels I would love to make some…look forward to seeing your version…
 

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That is a darn good idea… I guess with so many wine barrels around 'the wine country', one has to be able to do something else with them. Planters & barrel chairs are a little old… Now, we can make an Adirondak!

Thank you.
 

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I have an old oak wine barrel I had been saving to make into a kitchen table( if I ever finish the rest of the cabinets). I may have to try one of these chairs. It looks great! Nice job!!!
 

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Finishing before assembly might make your job a lot easier. Then you only need to touch up here and there. This is the only deck furniture I prefer. That price is a little outragous, the guy who actually built it is getting that, or is that markup for resale?
 

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a barrel of fun another winner Todd
 

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That's just wicked cool, m' man! Great design.

always,
J.C.
 

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Great Idea… check out www.gcwoodworks.com for Wine Barrel Chairs Woodworking Plans

They can also be made from whiskey barrels… very easy with the Full Scale Templates, Step by Step Instructions and Illustrations. Gold Country Woodworks www.gcwoodworks.com
 
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