I told you that today was full of possibilities. I did manage to get the basement clean. It didn't stay that way for long. I built me a chair loosely using a pattern from Popular Mechanics Magazine. The legs are built from pieces of treated decking material left over from the rebuilding of the deck this summer. The arms are made from scrap pine from another project. The rest is made from those two pallets I ripped apart last week.
And before you ask, yes. It is very comfortable. I will finally be able to sit down outside somewhere other than the front steps.