Chair for the garden

  1. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Held up today waiting for a material delivery that is now going to be a day late I thought I would make something for me for a change,
    I have a pile of ally box section off cuts that I just can't bring myself to throw out, so turned some of them into this, a nuclear bomb proof garden chair, I will make another to match it at some stage, and perhaps a small table too, I will either paint it or get it powder coated before it gets used outside, and have ordered some feet for it, its surprisingly comfortable even without a seat cushion.
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  2. Bear

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    Top job Paul. Simple but effective :welder:
     
  3. brokenbiker

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    i like that. simple but elegant too
     
  4. gordon stephenson

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    Lovely job Paul, good strong well made design, About a £1000-00 in Harrods,
     
  5. Paul.

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    Your probably right too, and I've often thought about making good quality garden furniture in stainless steel as a product to sell rather than scratting about in food and chemical factories, Finding the market is the tricky part, and probably needs a proper marketing and sales setup.
     
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  6. Welderpaul

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    Much better than those pressed ones that are pop riveted together that seem to grace every beer garden/cafe in the land.
     
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  7. Richard.

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    Will look really nice powder coated.
    I've got stacks of ally box section off cuts too. Never thought of utilising that way.
     
  8. Robotstar5

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    Looks nice, what about a holder that fits onto one of the arms to hold your beer? :D
     
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  9. Paul.

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    Its already planned, it'll be a hook on stainless tray big enough for a small plate and a mug.
     
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  10. gordon stephenson

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    You need some " Landed Gentry " customers Paul. They like to buy stuff that lasts centuries not weeks.
     
  11. Screwdriver

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    Finally something I can criticise after all the amazing stuff you've been posting.

    That corner joint is UGLY! Where the base meets the back, meets the leg looks terrible. Maybe needs the rear legs to be at a steeper angle so there isn't so much metal in one spot iyswim.

    Sort it out!
     
  12. Kent

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    A tough nut to crack. You need to go mass production paying the lowest labour costs etc or just start doing bespoke stuff.
    A suggestion if you want clean work at good money
    Go see the independent kitchen retailers within a good radius of you especially the semantic and other more costly European brand sellers
    A lot of it can be bought cheap unless it's bespoke for the job and designers love to sell that stuff
    Very tough nut to crack outdoor furniture I doubt you could get to Were the resellers need on std

    It's s fair chair probably best at your home
     
  13. Richard.

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong but looking at Pauls first post is a bit of a clue as to why he hasn't made it into a thing of beauty like his usual work standards. It was made from aluminium box off cuts and put together quickly to buy some time while waiting for delivery. Take that into consideration and it's a dam good knock up. He's not likely to plough lots of time, money and effort into a none paying job for himself when I can only imagine he's very busy 90% of the time. I think it looks great because I'm not comparing it to his paying jobs, I can see that was probably made in a matter of a couple hours from a pile of scrap. Imagine what a stainless steel bespoke chair for a paying customer would look like with brand new ordered materials and time to perfect it.
     
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  14. rosinante

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    Hi excellent build and use of dead time, one major omission though, NO BOTTLE OPENER, needs to be fitted to the handle to minimise effort and unescessary movement whilst pondering the meaning of life or whether or not to have another beer,
    Chris
     
  15. Bear

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    Is that not the same thing? :drunk:
     
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  16. Screwdriver

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    Trust me, if I ever get to the stage where I can even consider building something like that, I will not be inviting criticism! But this is Paul we are talking about and there is a detail which is not perfect. The lack of a bottle opener compounds the design flaw so it's back to the drawing board.

    :D
     
  17. Kent

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    Was that aimed at my direction? Was I a critique of the job? No
    I spent a bit of time trying to get something like this off the ground early days of setting up. It's unbelievable what you can buy off the peg at what price
    Ok most of it is not so well made but the buyers can't tell
    However there is real demand in the bespoke designer and especially top end kitchen market for similar. People will pay large amounts to have things others don't as in thousands for a tap that just does what taps do
    Fancy bar stools as one offs can seal a deal and there are those about who have the money in fact some like it to be real dear just so they can tell others
     
  18. Richard.

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    No it wasn't aimed at a specific direction and certainly not with the intention of bashing people. I was only making a point that a couple hours non paying work with a handful of scrap box shouldn't be judged In anywhere near the same light as the other stuff that man turns out. Im Not having a pop mate at no body. :cool:
     
  19. Bigjoe Moved to the country!

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    Very nice Paul, despite the bickering ;)
     
  20. Kent

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    ok was just confused as to who was criticising I certainly wasn't and nobody before. just a mix up but it followed my post and I thought I might have worded something badly
     
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