My Muskoka Chairs

heatToday, after a long, harsh winter, the sun came out and it practically felt like spring. I spent the first half of the day helping my brother move, then I watched the Jays game and got a little work done, but after dinner I was put to real work.

My wife wanted a couple of Muskoka chairs for the veranda. She bought a couple of chairs, only they weren't chairs at all. They were dozens of pieces of wood and a bag of screws. I was asked to assemble them.

I'm pretty handy writing XHTML, CSS, PHP, XML and a little JavaScript, and I know my way around a web server, but I'm not the world's greatest handyman. With a little guidance, I put in a good effort, as I did this past summer when I redid the porch, but it doesn't come naturally and I lack the confidence of a Bob the Builder.

As I stared at all the pieces, I asked my wife why we couldn't just buy a Muskoka chair that was finished. She told me they're not around, unless we drive to Muskoka. I don't know if that's true, but I took the hint and got to work.

I second guessed myself the whole way through, but in the end, I was pleased with my new Muskoka chair. I envision myself sitting in it on summer weekend mornings, sipping my coffee and reading my newspaper. One down, one to go....


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June 28, 2008 @ 12:05 PM


Muskoka chairs are an ergonomic disaster - the worst type of seating for anyone with a back problem.

October 8, 2008 @ 6:23 PM

Vera Stewart

Really very happy to say, your post is very interesting to read. I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job. Keep it up

May 5, 2018 @ 3:42 PM

Angela Cason

I have a Chair like this....

May 5, 2018 @ 3:57 PM

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