A Rustic Cabin Chair With Flying Finials That Becomes A Scarecrow

Forty feet of weathered redwood deck railing recently entered my wood shop of imagination. The pleasure in repurposing old wood, from a barn, a deck or a fallen tree, is that it brings along its own character. Stars made from the weathered redwood, to hang from my trees, left a few cutoff pieces of material. Design exercise 101: puzzle and piece the shapes together. Perhaps to be a wall hanging or a table top...Aha!...the back and seat for a garden chair. Some select oak branches (lichen and moss included) from the firewood pile determined the chair's structure and character. As I was stacking thin sliced oak rounds to create finials, the whimsy of having the pieces fly, threaded on copper wire, seemed naturally in keeping with my enjoyment of doing this project.
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, A chair for the garden
A chair for the garden
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, Flying finials that sway in the breeze
Flying finials that sway in the breeze
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, A hanging redwood star about 40 in diameter
A hanging redwood star (about 40" in diameter)
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, The chair becomes a scarecrow
The chair becomes a scarecrow
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, The rustic redwood and oak branch garden chair
The rustic redwood and oak branch garden chair
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, A copper watering can and crafted crown
A copper watering can and crafted crown
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, Copper lashes are a finishing touch
Copper lashes are a finishing touch
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, By day the eyelashes casting a great shadow to add to the patterns
By day, the eyelashes casting a great shadow to add to the patterns
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, A redwood deck railing star the material returning to its origin
A redwood deck railing star (the material returning to its origin)
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, The chair seat puzzle
The chair seat puzzle
a rustic cabin chair with flying finials, diy, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects, The chair back puzzle
The chair back puzzle

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