Fire Truck?November 15th, 2009 in member junk
What do you get when you combine an old rusty Chevy pickup bench seat and 2 cotton firehoses? A firetruck! Get it?
I literally unburied the seat frame out at my husband's deer lease, and dragged it to the car with puppy dog eyes. He reluctantly said I could have it, and that it had been out there for at least 20 years, and came off an old Chevy. It was the most rusty thing I've ever taken home. I got the old firehoses at a junk show, and I knew immediately what I was going to do with them. One says 1963, the other 1964, and they're made of linen.
I used an angle grinder to remove the springs, screws and various parts too far gone to salvage. Then spray painted it off-white. Then started cutting up the hose, drilling holes, and riveting and weaving. Note: This project is physically demanding! My hands are raw and sore from the riveting tool. Now that the hard part's done. I'm thinking about adding rocking chair feet or something to the base, and possibly arm rests. Until then, I'm going to sit and relax! Enjoy!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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