Some more unusual chairs

@JudyEv (259313)
Rockingham, Australia
October 21, 2021 6:51am CST
On a recent visit to York in Western Australia, our busload of people had a very enjoyable lunch at White Gum Farm which also has an airstrip and a number of private planes. The ‘swimming pool’ was actually a dam but was nicely fenced and had a diving board and an area for tables and chairs. Being winter, the area was bare. The restaurant was quite elegant and I was intrigued by the chairs by the outside bar. They are made from old oil drums, have sturdy legs, cushions and the sharp edges are covered. I was reminded of comfy chairs we saw at the Bushmills Whisky factory in northern Ireland. The chairs were made from small barrels and fitted with cushions.
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@LadyDuck (368512)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
Those chairs are interesting. I remember I sat in old whisky barrels fitted with cushions and they were comfortable.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
These are probably a similar size and they look comfortable to me although I didn't sit in one.
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@LadyDuck (368512)
• Switzerland
24 Oct
@JudyEv They seem more or less the same size. I am sure those are comfortable enough to sit there and enjoy a drink.
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@just4him (257980)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Oct
They look comfortable. Nice picture of them.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Thanks. I thought they looked a very good substitute for a chair.
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@just4him (257980)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Oct
@JudyEv They are.
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• United States
21 Oct
They are really cool chairs.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
I'm sure they'd really be quite comfortable too.
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@xFiacre (10049)
• Ireland
21 Oct
@judyev Repurposing is the order of the day.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
That's true. Some items can have any number of lives.
@Hannihar (119207)
• Israel
22 Oct
@JudyEv They are very different but I believe you have seen different things on your trip that you showed us. So, it is winter where you are now I take it? As long as they were comfortable then that was good.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
It is autumn here (Sept/Oct/Nov) then we'll be into summer.
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@Hannihar (119207)
• Israel
24 Oct
@JudyEv Normally is the weather in Autumn nice or cool? I thought you were the opposite in weather from us. We are going into winter.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
@Hannihar Autumn is usually nice weather but gradually getting hotter as we head towards summer.
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@Ronrybs (13095)
• London, England
21 Oct
I have been to a few pubs where the chairs were made from old wooden kegs, or more likely reproduction kegs. Good use of steel drums, instead of ending up in a land fill
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
I've seen chairs from wooden kegs too - in Bushmills in Ireland for starters.
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@Ronrybs (13095)
• London, England
30 Oct
@JudyEv Have to say that kegs and pubs seem to go together!
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Oct
@Ronrybs Haha - yes, that's very true.
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@wolfgirl569 (52062)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Oct
I like those
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
They look great, don't they?
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@wolfgirl569 (52062)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Oct
@JudyEv They look comfortable too
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
@wolfgirl569 Yes, and they are.
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@sunrisefan (28068)
• Philippines
31 Oct
The chairs look nice. The one who made them is very creative. And that's what we call recycling :)
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Oct
It is a great way to make use of the chair backs.
@sunrisefan (28068)
• Philippines
1 Nov
@JudyEv Indeed :)
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@DocAndersen (52985)
• United States
22 Oct
i had chairs like that in my home bar/work area in our old house. I left them when we sold it.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Do you wish you still had them?
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@DocAndersen (52985)
• United States
24 Oct
@JudyEv i actually don't - no room in the current house.
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@snowy22315 (126878)
• United States
22 Oct
Somebody got creative..Aren't you in spring now?
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Yes, it's supposed to be spring but we haven't had a lot of sun yet.
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@snowy22315 (126878)
• United States
24 Oct
@JudyEv Some years it's slow to arrive. Other times hot air arrives with a vengeance.
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@nela13 (46524)
• Portugal
22 Oct
Those are original chairs, nice to be outside.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Maybe they take the cushions in at night.
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@nela13 (46524)
• Portugal
25 Oct
@JudyEv It makes sense to do that.
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@rakski (103607)
• Philippines
21 Oct
that is surely unique! they have a very good imagination of designing things
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Yes, you just have to have a good imagination.
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@rakski (103607)
• Philippines
24 Oct
@JudyEv so true and be creative
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@CarolDM (163700)
• United States
21 Oct
What a great idea to make chairs from barrels.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
It's surprising sometimes what you can make from something else.
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@CarolDM (163700)
• United States
24 Oct
@JudyEv I agree with you.
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@DaddyEvil (63770)
• United States
21 Oct
You're right, those are interesting chairs. (I wonder how much trouble they have with people picking the coverings off the sharp edges. That would be a worry to me.)
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Maybe they're able to glue the edgings on - but I know what you're saying.
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@DaddyEvil (63770)
• United States
24 Oct
@JudyEv I hope it stays on for them.
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@DianneN (239178)
• United States
25 Oct
They are so unusual looking, yet pretty.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
They are ideal at an outside bar.
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@GardenGerty (140538)
• United States
22 Oct
This is an interesting and fun looking set up.Not for my house but perfect for the setting.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
It would look out of place in some situations but it is perfectly at home here.
@strixia (90)
• Indonesia
22 Oct
does it comfortable ?
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
I didn't sit in them but I'm sure they would be quite comfortable.
@LindaOHio (79188)
• United States
22 Oct
The chairs are quite cool and are a good job of recycling.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
Yes, it's amazing what can be made from other items.
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• China
22 Oct
Those chairs are unique and nowhere to buy.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
That's true. I don't think you could buy them anywhere. You'd have to make them yourself.
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@aninditasen (3518)
• Raurkela, India
22 Oct
The natural environment around looks beautiful.
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@JudyEv (259313)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Oct
It's a pretty area.
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