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Old 07-16-2017, 06:06 PM   #1
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been bored since I retired so I thought I try building some wood projects for the backyard


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Old 07-16-2017, 06:07 PM   #2
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Nice job!


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Old 07-16-2017, 08:34 PM   #3
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Looks great !!!
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:56 PM   #4
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Trying to learn how to make stuff outta lumber I built them out of 2x4's, 2x6's and 2x8's I'm 6'3" and 230 and don't want a wimpy chair I may make a few for the lease, still need to stain this one


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Old 07-16-2017, 09:24 PM   #5
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Built some chairs this weekend Not near as fancy as yours. nice job
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:28 PM   #6
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wasn't trying to be fancy just heavy duty, I know lots of great designer/builders on here but i'm a newbie so I over built it hopefully will last, looked up some ideas and then kinda made my own design from several types of chairs, part Adirondack, lawn chair type
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:31 PM   #7
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:34 PM   #8
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:52 AM   #9
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Do you think these would sell if I decided to do this as a hobby?


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Old 07-22-2017, 01:07 PM   #10
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Do you think these would sell if I decided to do this as a hobby?


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My dad use to sell the heck out of them . He built chairs , benches swings,glider swings and picnic tables. Made good money doing it . All after he retired .
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:28 PM   #11
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I'm looking for something to do and after looking at what was out there,aren't many heavy duty ones for us big boys that y I used 2x's


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Old 07-24-2017, 03:37 PM   #12
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There is some money in it. I built tables and such out of framing lumber last summer. Lots of people buy stuff like this because they don't have time or don't realize how easy it is. I always found that I spent everything I "made" on new tools or guns. So it was kinda a nice little side gig to support my habits
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:53 PM   #13
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There is some money in it. I built tables and such out of framing lumber last summer. Lots of people buy stuff like this because they don't have time or don't realize how easy it is. I always found that I spent everything I "made" on new tools or guns. So it was kinda a nice little side gig to support my habits


That's good to know, I have very basic tools but if I could build and sell such items and buy better equipment that would be good. Started out before I got hurt at work by building 3 adirondack chairs for the back yard everyone that comes over wants one so I build them one ,after I was forced to retire I needed something to do . welding hurts my neck/ back too much .


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Old 07-24-2017, 10:34 PM   #14
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Nice work, I need to get around to building a few of those.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:37 PM   #15
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They are nice for the lease beats those folding chairs, ones at the lease are gonna have opening on the arm rests for my yeti


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Old 07-24-2017, 10:40 PM   #16
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Nice work, and they look comfortable !
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:07 PM   #17
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Yes there is a large market and lots of money to be made with quality wooden outdoor furniture. Chairs, swings, tables and etc
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:08 PM   #18
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my Grandpa also made tables swings and chairs as a hobby when he retired and sold them on the side
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:51 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the words of encouragement, I may put a couple for sale ,may keep me busy once the kiddos go back to school


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Old 07-25-2017, 12:58 AM   #20
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:38 PM   #21
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Nice work. If you can find a pair of old water skis and make the ram rests out of them, they will sell quick and for a big profit. I've seen a few and they are really cool.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:11 PM   #22
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Great idea I will look around garage sales


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Old 08-05-2017, 11:52 AM   #23
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Looks great! Would be neat idea to cut out a spot to hold a nice cold beverage at the end of the arm rest.

Great job!
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:10 PM   #24
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Working on a design that folds underneath the armrest and one that is just a hole for a yeti to fit in


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Old 08-05-2017, 07:54 PM   #25
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put some Thompson's timber oil on it three more to finish
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:00 PM   #26
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Nice!! The Adirondack bar stool is the most comfortable deck chair I've sat in. Looked em up on line and they are some high dollar chairs.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:44 PM   #27
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was gonna make some with the seat height at 30 inches but I made these at 17 and my Adirondacks at 12 inches high. I may make a bar stool in either a life guard style or Adirondack style at the 30 inch height with a foot rest
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:12 PM   #28
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If I were to sell this style chair what do you guys think a fair price folks would pay for them finished and unfinished? on the fence whether to try and build to sell and how to price them if I do. All 2x4 2x6 and 2x8 construction except for the seat and back slats.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:19 PM   #29
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I think between 200-300 would be fair but.....You would better know than we would sir. Add the cost of material + your labor x 4.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:24 PM   #30
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wow I was thinking 100 bucks I've only made them to give away to friends and family but now others are calling and asking to make them some. one guy said he wanted 4 never asked for a price he just asked when could I build them and get him a total $$$$ amount!!!
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:11 AM   #31
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$100 seems pretty cheap to me for that nice of a chair
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:58 AM   #32
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Lumber is expensive, don't cut yourself short. Is that treated lumber? I know around here regular pine rots really fast but it is kind of wet here at times!!! Good luck and enjoy retirement!
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:02 AM   #33
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I've made them outta pressure treated before but they have to dry before you can paint or finish them, most friends and family I've made them for use them on their decks/patio


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Old 08-31-2017, 10:05 AM   #34
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Nice chair and heavy enough to not blow over in a big wind
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:22 PM   #35
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Looks great!
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:35 PM   #36
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That looks great. Ever thought of making them in composite colored wood? You got talent.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:40 PM   #37
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I've only made them for family then friends started asking for them, I've thought of different materials as long as I can keep them being made of 2x4' 2x6's and 2 x8's .


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Old 09-04-2017, 11:04 PM   #38
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I like it! Nice job!
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:52 PM   #39
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nice build... I plan on building the parents a set of the Adirondack bar stools for their lake house... looked to purchase some and $1200 for a set of 2 with a small table was way outta my budget...
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:54 PM   #40
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Dang... Impressive
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:39 PM   #41
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Looks nice
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:51 PM   #42
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:56 PM   #43
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nice build... I plan on building the parents a set of the Adirondack bar stools for their lake house... looked to purchase some and $1200 for a set of 2 with a small table was way outta my budget...
I built these two last week for my lake house. $50 in lumber for each. Pine though, so made sure to prime, paint and caulk.

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Old 09-05-2017, 05:52 PM   #44
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Those look real nice painted in white,


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