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Joe (SoCal)
07-02-2016, 01:53 PM
Found these on the side of the road.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13494803_10208034717959214_540858402349627082_n.jp g?oh=999479d270997b2fb80102ac39ccc387&oe=57ED7A39

A little scape, sand & paint. A new set of cushions and viola

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13528902_10208034718199220_2105075497619613956_n.j pg?oh=d919ae5bc20bf382fca4d341eb0ebb75&oe=5834E87B

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13532921_10208034718439226_3777351306963313841_n.j pg?oh=f6e3ec4ca3c1656796cc045ccd0b3f27&oe=57F5B942

jack grebe
07-02-2016, 03:13 PM
IMHO, they were free for a reason.........

Shoulda left them there.

Kevin T
07-02-2016, 03:39 PM
A little elbow grease, some paint and you keep em out of a landfill, well done!

SoCal, the land of milk and honey, and the occasional near free home furnishing bonanza!

ron ll
07-02-2016, 03:51 PM
Thanks! Where can I pick them up?

Canoeyawl
07-02-2016, 03:51 PM
Excellent but...
Just wait until the middle of January, when it is 70 degrees and you are sitting in those chairs enjoying a cocktail out on the patio!
They are going to look even better than they do now, which is pretty darn good.

(Some people migrate to California from the northeast and hate it, but most never look back not even for a second)

CWSmith
07-02-2016, 03:52 PM
I think you did a beautiful job! The rust is clear in the first photo, but the finish looks quite good at the end. Well done!

Phil Y
07-02-2016, 07:19 PM
Don't like the first one much, but the other 3 look like a good score.

goodbasil
07-02-2016, 07:38 PM
Found a nice oak chair on Thursday, gave it to the Sally Ann. They threw it away. Said he couldn't of given it away. I found nothing wrong with it.

Jim Mahan
07-02-2016, 07:38 PM
Your elephants are on upside down.

goodbasil
07-02-2016, 07:40 PM
Found a beer cooler yesterday. Looks like an oversize Labatt's beer can.
No beer in it.
Yet.

Jim Mahan
07-02-2016, 07:44 PM
If your elephant's trunks point down you won't have good luck.

Paul Pless
07-02-2016, 07:47 PM
I picked this one up on the side of the road a few days ago. All the glue joints are still solid and the metal hardware including the spring is still intact. Needs refinishing, some oil on the metal parts, and new wheels. Future shop moaning chair. . .

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/IMG_20160702_194304707_zpso4esm6ok.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/PaulPless/media/IMG_20160702_194304707_zpso4esm6ok.jpg.html)

CWSmith
07-02-2016, 07:53 PM
For what it's worth, I repaired an old wooden chair that I use down in my man cave (basement workshop and fish room). The darn thing opened up again. Once again. . . .

Gerarddm
07-02-2016, 07:57 PM
Paul, that is a find, exactly what I think a moaning chair should look like.

Breakaway
07-02-2016, 08:05 PM
I am King of the "Free Pile." Goes both ways. Got rid of three bikes just last week. Picked up a desk that I painted, fixed a drawer slide, and added a decorative drawer pull I had kicking around. My daughter loves it.

Kevin

Willin'
07-02-2016, 08:40 PM
Reminds me of when we were cleaning out the MIL's house in North Hollywood to sell after her passing. We'd had a rollaway dumpster put out front to just throw the stuff she'd accumulated that no one wanted into. One night, leaving late, we found an old, grizzled, non English speaking gentleman in it looking for goodies.

Once we had assured him we weren't angry, he gathered up his treasures and we smiled, shook hands and never saw him again. From that night on we'd place anything we thought might be of interest to him in the driveway instead of the dumpster. Every morning, for two weeks, the driveway was clean when we arrived the next day. Don't know if he used the stuff or sold it, and didn't care. Just glad someone else could make use of something we would have otherwise been forced to landfill.

That would never have happened in Maine. Stuff stays in your front yard forever here.

CWSmith
07-02-2016, 08:47 PM
That would never have happened in Maine. Stuff stays in your front yard forever here.

Garage sale - like catnip to half the population.

Willin'
07-02-2016, 08:54 PM
Garage sale - like catnip to half the population.

Naw, for some reason, around here cars on blocks and piles of old stuff become front lawn art.

A few years back our town offered $200 free assistance to anyone in town that wanted to get rid of their old, moldering heaps. Almost no one accepted. Even our neighbors, well to do artisanal cheese makers, wouldn't part with their dear, dead vehicles.

I guess it's a Maine thing.

CWSmith
07-02-2016, 08:58 PM
Naw, for some reason, around here cars on blocks and piles of old stuff become front lawn art.

A few years back our town offered $200 free assistance to anyone in town that wanted to get rid of their old, moldering heaps. Almost no one accepted. Even our neighbors, well to do artisanal cheese makers, wouldn't part with their dear, dead vehicles.

I guess it's a Maine thing.

My community has a silly rule about the maximum number of cars that can be seen from the road.

I think there should be a minimum number of boats - much more interesting.

Willin'
07-02-2016, 09:02 PM
My community has a silly rule about the maximum number of cars that can be seen from the road.

I think there should be a minimum number of boats - much more interesting.

I thought there was a law requiring every house to have at least one boat in the yard here! Most days I've got 3, but none of them are sore eyes.

Paul Pless
07-02-2016, 09:04 PM
Reminds me of when we were cleaning out the MIL's house in North Hollywood to sell after her passing. We'd had a rollaway dumpster put out front to just throw the stuff she'd accumulated that no one wanted into. One night, leaving late, we found an old, grizzled, non English speaking gentleman in it looking for goodies.

Once we had assured him we weren't angry, he gathered up his treasures and we smiled, shook hands and never saw him again. From that night on we'd place anything we thought might be of interest to him in the driveway instead of the dumpster. Every morning, for two weeks, the driveway was clean when we arrived the next day. Don't know if he used the stuff or sold it, and didn't care. Just glad someone else could make use of something we would have otherwise been forced to landfill.

That would never have happened in Maine. Stuff stays in your front yard forever here.


i bet firewood logs goes quick, same as here in michigan :D

Willin'
07-02-2016, 09:11 PM
Lots of folk on the main road sell Camper Wood bundles on the honor system in their front yards. If this was NY, NJ or Mass I'd guess it would be a losing proposition, but I haven't heard anyone complain about theft around here. Another Maine oddity... everyone's honest.

Paul Pless
07-02-2016, 09:13 PM
no, i mean a fallen tree on the side of the road don't stay there long

ron ll
07-02-2016, 09:26 PM
Saw a guy with one shoe the other day. "Lost a shoe?" I asked. "Nope, I found one."

(Is there a rim shot emoticon?)

ron ll
07-02-2016, 09:40 PM
Paul: this is Snoose's pilot house chair. Yours has much nicer forearm curves tho.

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/992E97CC-3C26-47A0-AB5B-E40586DFFA36_zpsnc7txber.jpg

Breakaway
07-02-2016, 10:59 PM
If this was NY, NJ or Mass I'd guess it would be a losing proposition, but I haven't heard anyone complain about theft around here. Another Maine oddity... everyone's honest.

Well, I can say plenty of folks around here sell cut flowers, garden vegetables and honey on honor stands by the road. People are honest...and dishonest...everywhere.

Kevin

goodbasil
07-03-2016, 02:23 AM
In these parts you'll often see an old fridge buy the road in a fishing area. It will have syrafoam cups full of fat dew worms. Sold on the honor system at $2 a pop.

LongJohn
07-03-2016, 02:48 AM
A grad school friend used to make several thousand $$ each year by filling his strategically located 2-car garage with end-of-school cast-offs. He'd scour the curbs and dumpsters of student housing areas each spring for furniture, bikes, small appliances, textbooks, barely used spiral notebooks, and the like, and then sell it all to the next batch of students in the fall.

- John