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da nab
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Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« on: 04/10/19, 07:38 AM »

Does anyone have recommendations for a place that can turn an old ski lift chair into a sweet looking bench?  Something similar to Last Chair Customs in Boulder, but more local to western Washington.

Backstory, my wife and I met skiing at Crystal.  Years ago when Chair 6 got destroyed, we got our hands on one of the chairs thinking we'd do something with it, but I never knew what.  Time to do something with it.  Any ideas appreciated!


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flowing alpy
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Re: Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« Reply #1 on: 04/10/19, 04:00 PM »

first thing i’d do is stand it upright
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Re: Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« Reply #2 on: 04/11/19, 03:47 PM »

Do you have a contractor for home repairs and remodels?  Ask them or ask your neighbors home improvement contractors for a bid.   You already own a bench you just need it installed.  Personally I'd  have a little bit of lift cable installed so I could hang it and swing around a bit.  If you have high ceilings string the cable inside. Other ways to hang but a cable would be "authentic" .  If you can't figure out what to do I have a good spot on my patio.   
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Re: Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« Reply #3 on: 04/11/19, 08:58 PM »

Have you considered a DIY outside installation as a swing?  Easily hung with chains from a pipe or timber A-frame.  There's a similar log-frame setup, perhaps from the same Xtal lift, behind the RMI coffee shop in Ashford.  It's about 1K to the top of their 'PT' trail with a nice local view before the maples leaf out.
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I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
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Re: Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« Reply #4 on: 04/12/19, 02:45 PM »

Top of Cady Hill, in Stowe, VT (not my photo)



Unfortunately can't find any clear photos of the pivot mechanism, but can confirm that it does swing back and forth.
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Re: Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« Reply #5 on: 04/12/19, 05:31 PM »

don’t get yer arm between the chair and pole
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Re: Custom Ski Lift Bench Furniture
« Reply #6 on: 04/13/19, 07:10 AM »

Contact Mike Rolfs,(on this site) he has a dandy, is an engineer, and likely has a good idea.
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