Chippendale Chair

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Project by Roger Myers posted 04-20-2014 11:50 PM 950 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chippendale chair fashioned after a piece built by 18th century Portsmouth NH maker Robert Harrold. The original was mahogany, this piece is made of air dried walnut. It also employs a slip seat instead of the original over the rail upholstery.
It is upholstered in a traditional manner with heavy duty webbing, burlap, muslin, horse hair, cotton, and high quality fabric.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 11:59 PM

Amazing project! I especially like the beading detail. Bet that wasn’t easy to do, looks great.

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#2 posted 04-21-2014 01:14 AM

That’s awesome! We have an original Chippendale, that has been in our family for years. If you want I could snap some shots and send them to you.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 04:59 AM


What a beautiful reproduction! I’d love a whole set like it.


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#4 posted 04-21-2014 05:05 AM

Beautiful ,outstanding workmanship.

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#5 posted 04-21-2014 07:44 AM


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#6 posted 04-21-2014 06:36 PM

beautiful chair and workmanship.

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#7 posted 04-21-2014 09:26 PM

very beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 04-21-2014 11:08 PM

This just seems like too fancy a chair for buff, scantily-clad men to give lap dances on.

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#9 posted 04-22-2014 12:13 AM

Excellent piece!! Very well done!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-22-2014 02:10 AM

Very nicely done. Did you use all hand tools to make it?

-- John in Florida

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#11 posted 04-30-2014 09:34 PM

No, it is hybrid… Extensive use of hand tools, but power tools (table saw, band saw, mortiser, jointer, and planer) were my apprentice labor. All shaping was done with spokeshaves, and rasps….
More hand tool work than power, but a mix of both.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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