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On a drive home one afternoon, I spotted a couple of Adirondack chairs and stools curbside in a trash pile.
Everything was in really rough condition and truly ready to be hauled to the landfill!
But, I had a lightbulb moment and thought we could rehab them using parts from the stools and finish them with some leftover Olympic Elite stain.
They'd made a great Earth Day project--taking trash and making it usable again--one less thing to go to the dump!
Read along as we share what we did.
This arm probably was the most damaged thing on the chair outside of the slats. A little outdoor wood glue and some clamps brought it all back together. I also used a bit of Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty near the back edge that was missing a bit of wood. I used wood fill to fill in any holes and splits that I found.
This was such a fun project. We had no idea if the chairs could be rehabbed into something Steph would want in her yard, but we wanted to try.
This project basically cost us the price of a gallon of the Olympic deck cleaner as we had everything else and the chairs were free!
With a little bit of work, we were able to bring back their function and keep them out of the landfill!
We don't pick up a lot of stuff curbside but when we do, the finished piece turns out so cool.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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