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methods of work #24: Steam bent dining chair comfort prototype

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Blog entry by Loren posted 305 days ago 828 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Steam bending recurve - Success Part 24 of methods of work series Part 25: Dining chair prototype in walnut. »

54 days into the prototyping process, this is the latest iteration of my ergonomic bentwood dining chair design. The process has shown the chair is buildable without a lot of bending failure issues and the back design is very comfortable, at least in terms of what one can expect of a solid wood dining chair.

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waho6o9

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#1 posted 304 days ago

Nice form and looks comfortable.

Will you attach some cross braces on the legs?

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BJODay

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#2 posted 304 days ago

Loren,

How do you decide on seat height and width?
This looks like small scale furniture. I am only 5’6”. I hate giant chairs. I like the looks of this.

BJ

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Loren

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#3 posted 304 days ago

This is just a mockup with a hard seat I am using to experiment
with the back leg design. It won’t have additional bracing but the
top rails will be wider in the final version.

The seat is 17” from the floor. That’s pretty standard. It’s probably
about 14” across and front to back.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#4 posted 304 days ago

Sertainly looks promising. Looking forward to see the real thing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 303 days ago

Now I see why you needed that reversing curve steam bend you made, interesting how one project can
make us learn something new.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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