adirondack waterski chair and ottoman

by Michael Bellino $500.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

One If By Land, Two If By Ski

This duo of chair and ottoman will surely bring a wave of conversation to any home. Handmade from retired water skis and dense, unfinished cedar from Oregon, the pair is perfect for when skiing fanatics finally make it to dry land. Handmade in Millbury, MA by Mike Bellino, the "Chair Man of the Boards." Due to the handmade and recycled nature of this item, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17742
Made from
recycled, wood, ski
Measurements
29" x 32" x 41"
Notes
Some assembly required. Polyurethene finish, if left outside, cover to protect against the elements.
  • the maker

Michael Bellino

Michael Bellino started making SkiChairs back in 1993 after purchasing a house on a lake and building an enormous dock that needed furniture.

Looking for an alternative to plastic patio furniture, he found inspiration in O'Neils Bike and Ski Shop, which he managed. Two weeks and two prototypes later, he created the first SkiChair with his old racing and bump skis. Michael says he's still sitting in that original chair today!

Over the next few years he expanded the product offering using different types of sports equipment. Understanding the importance of recycling, Michael recycles all types of sports equipment, uses recycled plastic for bench legs and ships all of the larger products in recycled bicycle boxes.

"I consider myself more of a deck and dock carpenter, but by trade, I graduated with an electrical engineering degree, and creating furniture was really a leap of faith." Michael says. "...The engineering degree will probably come in handy when I decide to add a lighting system to the SkiChair!"

Currently, SkiChair recycles over 20,000 pieces of sports equipment each year, which includes snow and water skis, wake and snow boards, hockey sticks, baseball bats and golf clubs.

Recently, Michael has worked with these different types of sports equipment to create smaller items, at lower price points, such as wine racks. collection

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