Corrected Chair Build

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 04-28-2014 08:26 AM 2143 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final product of my chair build. I fixed all the shortcommings of my previous chair and I am very happy with this version. The rear leg was coved first and then shaped, so it has smooth lines and angles back at 3 degrees. The front legs are angled to 3 degrees forward and out to provide more stability then curved and a cove added to the outsides near the bottom. The front legs were also dovetailed in, but I change the dovetail to be angled an the front face, I do wish I had used a stiffer angle on the dovetail. The brace on the bottom was done with a halflap then shaped to a nice curve and the footrest was installed with a small spacer to allow later adjustment, the customer will decide how much adjustment is needed. I still need to add a few coats of poly, I just did a couple of coats of shelak as a sealer.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 11:31 AM

That is some beautiful craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 12:11 PM

Very cool design

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-28-2014 02:33 PM

That’s a big improvement both aesthetically and structurally.
To me this just looks “right” and where the first one looked OK, this one is miles ahead on curb appeal.
Nice thinking, congrats.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 04-28-2014 03:19 PM

Very unique. I like it a lot!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#5 posted 04-28-2014 06:17 PM

Amazing, cook design I love the lines

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 04-29-2014 02:18 AM

I like very interesting chair designs and yours looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-29-2014 03:26 AM

Woah, that looks almost too pretty to sit on!

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#8 posted 04-29-2014 09:08 PM

That’s a good example of smart engineering and construction! That’s very creative and looks sturdy! Well done.

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#9 posted 10-15-2015 08:50 AM

Wow, Mike. I almost wet my pants when I saw this. You, Beloved Buddy, have a Gift. You’re now a member of an exclusive group of Buddies of whom I am jealous.

-- Mark

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