While watching American Pickers last night, I was reminded of the aluminum strap chairs of my childhood. Way back before those collapsible chair-in-a-bag things, these were the portable go-to outdoor furniture we took to the beach, outdoor concerts, etc. We had plenty of these at our house, including a chaise lounge very similar to this one.
I'm sure they only cost a few dollars new, and they're not hard to find for a few bucks in thrift stores. So I was quite surprised to see Mike of the Pickers pay $15 for a decent example on last night's episode.
And I got this one for free! OK, it needs some new strapping, but that's easily found here, and there's a how-to here.
I plan to re-web it with green and tan; watch for a future post on the finished project.