Adirondack from salvage

May 30th, 2009 in member junk     
4PeasInMyPod 4PeasInMyPod, member
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some of the materials he used
an old door he used for the seat
can you tell hes proud?
Photo: front

My son Trey, a first year art student, built this for his final design project to "Build a Chair". He used wood from the old house, slated to be torn down, where we lived when he was a baby. The window, which was in the pantry, now holds detail photos of the house. I think he did an amazing job and I'm very proud of him.

Pattern or design used: Not specified
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, funky, whimsical, outdoor spaces, picture holder

Comments (20)

CottageElements writes: Incredible job, Trey! Dittos on all the amazing comments. Love to see the kids recycling and enjoying "junk" as much as all of us. Keep up the good work. We want to see more!

Lani Posted: 11:33 pm on June 1st
shabbychick writes: Trey - your adirondack chair IS wonderful! Great design, reuse, and thought - you should be very proud! I'm looking forward to more of your creations - hope you'll share with us.

Best wishes on your studies in interior design!


Posted: 10:59 am on June 1st
MimiToria writes: Trey - you've just shown Sue that was her dreams and goals for her Junk Market business are being effective and influencing the younger generations. Her many days and hours she's put into educating all of us about repurposing junk and finding a way to incorporate it back into a useful and viable project has surely rung through with your wonderful chair project you created. I too give it an A+, and surely your professor had best do that to, or us junkers will have to back you up. lol
You're chair is incredible. The design is fresh, innovative and way cool. I'm thinking you should be building as many of these as you possibly can, and the earnings could go towards college costs. I'd think you'd sell everyone you made. Just a thought!
Good luck with your future in interior design and keep up the great design work while saving the earth from too much junk.
Gretchen Posted: 8:31 am on June 1st
junkrat writes: wonderful! what a wonderful way to save memories! Posted: 3:37 am on May 31st
crazymomluvsjunk writes: What an awesome of a kind and absolutely wonderful. Great job! Posted: 12:07 am on May 31st
junkology writes: He should be proud as should you. This is AWESOME! Posted: 7:46 pm on May 30th
junkermidge writes: Trey-- I love everything about this! The design, the colors, the reuse of materials (especially the door seat) and, of course, the window hanging on the back showing the history of it all. You did a great job. No wonder your mother is so proud!
Midge Posted: 6:13 pm on May 30th
georgiamoon writes: Trey, welcome to the world of Junk Market Style. With the talent and eye for style and design that this pieces proves you have, you will do well. You took pieces of your past and redesigned them into something relevant in today's world. Using the old wood and windows in this way will show people that you don't have to throw everything away when you are done with it. Spread the word with your talent and art!!! Great job, Georgia Posted: 2:23 pm on May 30th
paisleypenguin writes: This is so great! Your son has such a great eye. He looked at a bunch of miss matched junk and turned it in to a functional piece of art. Great A+++++ Posted: 1:07 pm on May 30th
4PeasInMyPod writes: Thank You soooooo much Sue Anne!!! This is Trey and you have no idea how cool it is to have the author of post such a long comment about my work. The chair was my final project for my design class at the college I attend, I just expected to get a good grade and put the chair in my parents yard, but I never expected that so many people would love it. Especially you Sue Anne! I'm going to school to do interior design, and you have just given me so much more belief in myself, and that maybe I can become like you. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Trey Whitman Posted: 1:03 pm on May 30th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

You all know that I enjoy doing "member features". This one really tugged at my mom, junker, and style-maker heart strings! This young man Trey, did an amazing job crafting a one-of-a-kind Adirondack chair from not only reclaimed materials, but they hold sentimental value as well. This chair and window picture frame can be passed down to future generations keeping the memories made in the "old house" alive and well. Love that! I can tell that he put much thought and effort into his creation using a variety of recycled materials and a good eye for design. It's great to see the younger set really wrapping their arms around the re-use, recycle, and recreate philosophy we all share here at JUNKMARKET Style. Save the earth, be thrifty, be creative, and oh so stylish all at the same time. Four thumbs up, Trey! You have a bright future ahead of you. And, 4PeasInMyPod...I'd be darn proud too!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:55 am on May 30th
StrangeCargo writes: Both versatile either inside or outside, a beautiful creation. The window, too, a cool touch.


Ken Posted: 7:08 am on May 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nice job, guy! Props to your son for designing an amazing recycled chair!
Candy Posted: 3:48 am on May 30th
writes: A+ Trey! LOVE IT!

JennyK Posted: 1:43 am on May 30th
irishrovr writes: This is the coolest Adirondak I've ever seen. Way to go Trey!

Eileen Posted: 1:36 am on May 30th
plumberdaughter writes: Excellent use of recycled materials. Very nice chair. Posted: 11:44 pm on May 29th
JunkArchitect writes: Trey, the chair turned out great and you had to earn extra credit for using only recycled materials…A+
Jim Posted: 8:01 pm on May 29th
alicemom writes: I can see why you would be proud of Trey. He did a great job. I loved the window idea with the pictures. Kudos Trey
Alice Posted: 7:17 pm on May 29th
Bec4 writes: It's wonderful--I love the colors and the window addition! Posted: 2:14 pm on May 29th
monakent writes: A+ Trey!!!! Wonderful use of vintage materials, it's usable AND sentimental at the same time. How fun is THAT??? gailmarie Posted: 12:52 pm on May 29th
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