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I've long admirered this type of furniture for years. I consider them easy to make, and to make nice looking, as well as being very useful pieces.
Some time back tho I saw a picture of one made by an "artist" or "artiste", whichever, that plain looked like crap - but the guy was making them, painting them (and doing a pretty lousy job of that too), with some nasty colors, and asking some pretty serious money for them. Don't know how many he was selling, but the quality really sucked. Too bad, he could have made them well made with no further effort.
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J T wrote:

Used to have one of those. My first wife may still have it. It was pine, out of the Hudson River Valley, made about 1800, or maybe earlier. Nat piece of furniture, even finished in that horrendous deep red milk paint that was so popular back then. The one I had had a lift up section in the seat, with box underneath that was handy for storing kindling.
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Mon, Jul 25, 2005, 1:32am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (CharlieSelf) informs us: Used to have one of those. My first wife may still have it. It was pine, out of the Hudson River Valley, made about 1800, or maybe earlier. Nat piece of furniture, even finished in that horrendous deep red milk paint that was so popular back then. The one I had had a lift up section in the seat, with box underneath that was handy for storing kindling.
I think it's always neat to have a multi-purpose piece of furniture, especially something like this. Probably a lot more handy in the old days. I don't really mind furniture painted, as long as it's not distressed. But, the piece I saw used a horrible pink I believe it was, for the top, and two or tthree other, just as bad colors, for the rest of it. The total result was definitely NOT something I would want in any home of mine. Or even in my yard. Too bad, because, even with his mediocre workmanship, it could have at least looked reasonable, if he'd just chosen one, decent, color. Instead he termed himself an "artist", and made it look crappy.
I've made some pretty crappy stuff, usually experimenting, including a few things I've kept and used. But, I'd be ashamed to offer any of them to someone else, and ask mony for them, which may be one reason I don't call myself an "artist". If I ever start painting pictures and sell them, maybe then I'd call myself an artist.
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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 02:01:36 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Seems to me that Norm made one of these a while back. It looks intriguing, but not something I can visualize as a daily user for most people - or at least for me.
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Mon, Jul 25, 2005, 11:24am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@bendcable.com (TimDouglass) has spaketh: Seems to me that Norm made one of these a while back. It looks intriguing, but not something I can visualize as a daily user for most people - or at least for me.
I think you'd have to make the top so when it was up, the top would angle back a bit, rather than being straight up and down. Then with a pad for yer butt, maybe one for your back, it wouldn't be bad. I kinda doubt people sat in any of those, or any similar seats, for very long without some sort of padding. On the other hand, if you're having a good time, you don't really care.
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