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Offline gearhound

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My 1st ever chair build
« on: March 04, 2019, 09:32 PM »
I learned a ton building this guy and can’t wait to build another chair after completing this one!

Huge thanks to everyone in the how-to forum for answering a bunch of my questions along the way! Biggest challenge was developing a good technique to cut the domino mortises needed to attach the seat to the chair legs.

« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 09:36 PM by gearhound »

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Offline Don T

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 09:54 PM »
Looks very nice. Clean lines.
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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 10:01 PM »
@gearhound that is a really great looking chair.  By based on the design and quality it looks like you have been building furniture for a long time.  Well done!

Offline ScotF

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 12:09 AM »
Very nice piece of furniture! Well done!!

Offline Rob-GB

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 09:18 AM »
The design reminds me of a steel chair I saw some time ago, possibly a Scandinavian design, but I much prefer the black walnut aesthetics and warmth. Cracking first chair  [thumbs up] and thanks for sharing it with us.
Rob.

Offline neilc

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 01:04 PM »
 Very nice design and build.  Walnut is such a beautiful wood!

Would love to see the plans if they were available.


Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 01:53 PM »
Outstanding, especially for a first chair!

The craftsmanship is spot on.  I especially like the way you mitered longer boards for the side leg assemblies - beautiful continuity of the figure in the wood.

I am a bit concerned though, that the pieces sticking out from the front of the seat assembly may prove to be uncomfortable.  Hope I'm wrong.

Congratulations on a great piece!

Offline RKA

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 03:37 PM »
You did a stunning job with this, I love it!  And thanks for sharing that tidbit about marking out the mortises.  It was so simple too...I filed that one away in the back of my brain (hopefully it doesn't get lost like so many other things).
-Raj

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 04:06 PM »
It really turned out nice. And it was a pleasure to partake in the process. :)


...even though I was just passively following along. [emoji41]

Offline mcooley

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 05:43 PM »
Nice job. I like the way the seat is cradled and gives a floating like feel. I own this Jerry Johnson sling chair below. It is a fun design. Yours has good implied movement etc. 


Online Cheese

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 09:32 AM »
Nice build...very nice build. [big grin]

I'm assuming it will have cushions, what material/color did you choose?

Are you making them also?


Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 01:33 PM »
Hi @gearhound

That is a really beautiful piece of work and something for you to be proud of for ever. I love the walnut that you have chosen, the design is very elegant and you have really demonstrated fantastic craftmanship in making the piece.

I love it.

Peter

Offline John1102

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Great job, cool design.


Offline travisj

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Re: My 1st ever chair build
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2019, 09:31 PM »
Nice looking chair!  I love the choice of walnut.  Thanks for sharing.


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