The WHRL’s summer fundraising auction held over the weekend had a new feature this year. In addition to the raffle-style auction, we had a “Chair-ity” silent auction. Local artists decorated folding Adirondack chairs that were then auctioned. Paul, volunteered (or was volunteered?) to assemble the chair kits for me. Regardless, he’s a good sport and went a step further. Using the purchased chairs as a template, he built his own Adirondack to contribute to the auction.

lobster shaped adirondack chair

He calls it “Downeast Adirondack” or more familiarly known at the auction as “The Lobster Chair”. He used locally milled wood and modified the arms to feature lobster claws. Welded copper baskets affixed to the arms turn the claws into cup holders.

lobster claw adirondack chair

His chair was a huge hit, bringing in the second highest bid at the auction. A very clever and decidedly Maine idea!