Now that ski and snowboarding season is over for the Northern Hemisphere, numerous snow enthusiasts understand that their material has verified its final ascent. After years of cutting fresh pulverization, our timbers and skis become quite worn. So what do you do with your old, favorite skis? Don’t donate them or throw them away — prepare them into beautiful Adirondack chairs that you can enjoy this summer!
Let Instructables user mara0 192 show you the ropes.
After recognizing an Adirondack chair made of skis at a hostel, mara0 192 was stimulated to prepare his own. He bought three duos of skis secondhand and got to work.
Using a computer program, he sketched out this design for his chair.
“This was the more difficult labor and longest part of the project for me, but[ it] was by far the most reinforcing part.”
Then it was time to start working on the actual skis. The first step was to remove all the hardware.
This would be the layout for the back of the chair.
Using a metal record, he shaved down the sharp-worded sides so that sitting on the skis wouldn’t to be translated into scratches or cuts.
Using a hacksaw, mara0 192 cut the skis in two places.
Then “its time to” prepare the chair’s frame…he cut the pieces from his pattern expending a jigsaw.
He assembled the bottom of the chair where the seat skis would be placed.
This is one of the armrests.
He drilled defects and bolt everything together piece by piece.
And when everything was said and done…the finished product “re pretty” epic!
Mara0 192 notes that he varied his designs a bit as “hes been gone” along — and fosters other DIYers to do the same! I don’t know about you, but I might try to make one or two of these for my backyard.