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Old 07-27-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Has anybody used an old couch or recliner, or a van seat on their porch? Our family almost has a tradition of taking the seats out of 15-seater vans (because we need the space to haul carpet for our business) and placing them on our deck and porch. They're quite comfortable, and the leather (or fake leather) seats are good at drying quickly. My uncle has a cloth van seat on his covered porch and it's quite comfortable as well.

However, many people think that dragging your older (but still serviceable) couch onto your porch or worse, putting a van seat there is trashy. What do you think? What are your experiences?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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^^^^^
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Shucks, if you just park the old van in the front yard, you can use it like it is.

We got enough free patio furniture on bulk pickup days in south Florida to last two lifetimes.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Not since I was in college. We had a lovely olive green Naugahyde sofa on our front porch. The frat boys across the street stole it for a bonfire after a big football victory. If I ever see those idiots again ...

But then again, what you're doing doesn't offend me, either. More power to you.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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Default Man.............You ain't far enough down south for that

Duluth, Minnesota ain't far enough down south for that type activity.

Like Harry sez best to stick to backwoods and ghetto type methods like seen in LA or Bayonne, NJ. Maybe grow flowers on top.

Down south they got words for that type occupation. Best to move to MS or maybe SC if you really want to engage in the full cultural activities. A trailer park with a canopy off the front can also be used.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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Ok I'm just going to say it... Trashy in my opinion.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Very trashy.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Pretty low rent behavior...
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Default Might be............

Trashy and low rent but them babies sure are comfortable and what a view.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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Trashy.

I've seen the couch-on-the-porch thing in the NE, in low income neighborhoods. Heck, in north Philly, I've seen the couches right on the sidewalk next to the steps.

I always thought it was unsanitary.
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