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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Playing With Chairs

If you haven't noticed, I don't throw much away.  I certainly have been enjoying the shop since it's cleaned and organized.  Decided to have a go at a couple of chairs that needed repairs.  This was what I found inside the chair after I removed the broken seat.
Bottom of the broken bottom
So a piece of SCRAP wood was found, seat traced, cut and covered.
Notice the new wood in back?  That piece was always missing since my daughter gave me this chair. She knows I love projects.  Hubby came to help me solve this problem.  Again, with a found piece of wood, we traced and cut and fit and refit this piece...three times.  Finally got it in the slots without breaking it!  Good thing, too, because we were on our last piece of this thin wood. Just have to stain it to match and put the chair under the dining room table.
This chair is one of a pair of old office chairs from my screened porch.  I had recovered them with oil cloth but one had gotten wet.  Chip board does not do wet well.  Needless to say a bottom needed replacing.  I was having so much fun I failed to photograph that process.  Solid, recovered and will last much longer since we used plywood.

Always something to do around here.  If you have some spare time, come on over.  I need help.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you need to start leaving your name on things you repair/create. :)

Sandra said...

good idea to sign your work per TexWisGirl... good job well done, i would never have thought of adding the back piece...

kaykuala said...

An artist almost always signed his name and dated it. It might help for record purposes.

Hank

Linda Wildenstein said...

I'm a bit of chair collector myself. When we cleaned out the garage this summer, I found two Mexican colonial chairs I had gotten at a thrift shop. We repaired, sanded and gussied up the mis matched pair and they are now company chairs in the dining room. It's always a good feeling to make something useful again.....including me. Congrats on the chair repairs. xoxo Linda

Sketching with Dogs said...

You never cease to amaze me with the things you make and repair.
Lynne x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What most people would throw out, you find a way to make it better.

Karen S. said...

If I lived close I sure would stop by! You have the best fun and great ideas too!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You did good! I often sign pieces of work before they are covered up. Before the house was finished I wrote messages and dates on the 2 x 4's I suppose it will freak someone out someday:)

Lee said...

You're a busy, busy girl...so therefore you must not get into any trouble!! :)

LindaG said...

Would love to come over. You have a lot to teach! Be careful. Could be bad weather today.. God bless!

Lowcarb team member said...

Now if I lived close by ... I would be right over!
Well done on a good job

All the best Jan

Susan Kane said...

Alex said it for me.

You are the re-newer of lost things.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Spicklemire is an unusual name. I only know one person with that surname.

Lynne said...

I agree withTex . . . start adding your name to your repairs!

Ida said...

You do an amazing job repairing what most would just throw out and turning them into something lovely and useful. Nice job on the chair.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I agree. Sign and date your creations, too. What a great gift to the future and nod to the past!

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