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  1. #1
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    Default Yet another Cedar chair

    This old chair had been on a farm outside, next to the back door to put on shoes for decades.
    It needs some love so it can go on the other side of the door.

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    The seat looks to have seen some unspeakable horrors, so it gets a new (old) one.

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    Just about every joint was nailed and smashed.

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    The chair was dismantled.

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    I needed to add floating tenons to most parts.

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    Cleaned up the remaining joints.

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    One front leg was slightly shorter than the other (3/4"). I didn't want to shorten the longer leg as it was already worn down.
    I turned a dowel from the short tip, glued on a block of cedar and turned a new tip.

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    This is where I'm up to.
    Clean the parts, glue everything together and then polish.

    I'll post some more pics when I get some more done.

    Cheers,
    Stu

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    Good job , love to see those items reused. Simple but elegant and once restored will probably provide a comfortable rest spot for many years to come.
    Hope you remember where each nail goes😁

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    The chair is pretty much finished.
    It needs a few more coats of polish to call it done.

    Here's a few more WIP pics.

    The shaped seat before and after clean-up.

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    Final glue-ups.

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    Lots of floating tenons as seen from underneath. Also a tooled mark under the front rail.
    Not sure what it means. Maybe just marking it as part of a set originally.

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    Here's a sneak peek of the Cedar on the back.
    A few more coats of shellac will really make it pop.

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    I'll post a pic of the finished chair soon

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    Looking good👍

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    Looking good 👍

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