Waterski seating projects

February 11th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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I used a rubber backed rug to cover the seat.  No problem sitting on it with wet bathing suits. 
This bench was a little simpler.  I connected the two waterskis together and added 2 camp stools.  Its surprisingly sturdy.  
I used a rubber backed rug to cover the seat.  No problem sitting on it with wet bathing suits. 

I used a rubber backed rug to cover the seat.  No problem sitting on it with wet bathing suits. 

Obviously, this is not one of my current projects (note the beautiful background).  It does feel pretty nice around here the last couple of days, but not THAT nice.  This was one of my earlier projects and it sold pretty fast.  I used to foget to photograph my projects, but this one I remembered just as it was being loaded in their car.  They waited for me to get my camera and I'm glad they did.  I think it turned out pretty cool.  Hopefully I can make another one this spring. 

The hall tree was made from 3 vintage waterskis with a little bench or table for the seat.  I added the ski's metal fin as a little shelf and a hook to hang things. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, cottage, funky, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces, entry, sunroom, beachy, coat rack

Comments (10)

TopazeFlame writes: I am an avid water skier and have numerous vintage skis. It never occurred to me to re-purpose them. What a great idea!
Posted: 8:57 pm on July 19th
writes: MIDGE! You've done it again. Love this. And I love Junk Architect's idea about the life jackets too.

Nice one! Posted: 8:01 pm on February 17th
Chovey writes: Very cool!
cynthia Posted: 8:09 pm on February 14th
irishrovr writes: What a cool idea! You could sell lots of them around this area of the country where there are lots of lakes and weekend cabins.

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 6:46 pm on February 13th
CottageElements writes: Very creative!

Lani Posted: 1:08 am on February 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Great project!
What about hanging an old lifejacket on the face to function as a backrest.
Posted: 1:08 pm on February 12th
SeaGlassLady writes: This would be a great and useful accent for a lakeside cabin! Very nice! Posted: 8:25 am on February 12th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very cool. I love the added "fin shelf" and hook!
Candy Posted: 7:58 am on February 12th
MelHow writes: I love this!! This is so cool...I think the hall tree would be neat at the back of a cabin with a pipe circle extended out from it so you could add a shower curtain and using it for a changing area. Posted: 10:31 pm on February 11th
junktiqueboutique writes: OK, I can't find snow skis where I live but I do run across water skis. Last time I did I had to donate them to my son's
Boy Scout troop for a project. But NO more because I love this project. I think I'll make me one. The idea of the rug
for the seat cover was great as well. Posted: 7:53 pm on February 11th
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