2 Weeks

Although I liked the mis-matched chairs we had, most of them were on the brink of falling apart. We looked at a few different options, but then the inevitable question “Can we build this?” came up. And so, my friends, we went from there.

Mr. SCC thought about the cull cart lumber, which meant we could buy all the wood we needed to build 8 chairs for about $25. Throw in some screws and we were ready to go.
We took my favorite old farmhouse style chair plus some ideas from The Design Confidential, and we had a plan. The only changes we made were to the seats and backs, other than that they are built according to the original designs.Each  piece was cut, planed, drilled and sanded before being put together, so that once they were together all we had to do was wipe them down and paint
Using a spray gun (thank goodness for a dry, warm day), Mr. SCC put several coats on the chairs from every angle. Plain white, nuttin’ fancy.
And after two weeks worth of work, Mr. SCC made 8 chairs for less than half the price of a store bought one. 
Not too shabby 
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
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  • Sandi Sandi on Jun 04, 2019

    the chairs look great. Did you use a Kreg jig to assemble?


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