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I have 4 antique chairs that are too rickety for seating. I don't want to throw them away or repair them as chairs. Has anyone done anything to rework a chair as a new object? Table, box, shelf, photo frame, etc? Anything but the old planter idea. Two of the chairs are oak pressback and have LOTS of decorative spindles.

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royalestel (author)2007-08-06

You DON'T want to repair them as chairs? Well, pictures would help. Brainstorm: Antique chair planters, you already said no Bar stool, Radial frame around a mirror, Inversion rack, Set of juggling sticks, Nifty drawer fronts for a desk or filing cabinet, DVD rack (now that would be cool), make it a PC casemod to give it that old skool feel, Interface for an organ, slap all the pieces together to make a really detailed ceiling panel that you suspend to change the ceiling height in a room (thus giving the room a covzier feel). The slats and nifty holes will give it a dappled light effect. Oooh! You could make a large shadow art piece with it! You dig?

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NachoMahma (author)2007-08-02

. If you have enough spindles, they might make nice wheel spokes. Eg, wagon wheel, spinning wheel.

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