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Construction grade pine from the home depot.(2×4,2×6 etc)Leather I upholstered for the first time with a foam cushion.Joined with dowels and corner blocks because I wanted to get it done quickly, and there were a lot of students using the mortising machines :) Spray lacquered finish.Sits in my sisters new apartment

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.





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calisdad

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#1 posted 112 days ago

Looks familiar. I used 3” foam and a leather like cloth with a lizard skin pattern about the same color as yours.

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Lalloos

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#2 posted 112 days ago

Nicely done.I was told when you screw in corner blocks the screws should be 90 degrees to the longest face of the block, and this helps to pull everything into the leg,rather than pulling the joint apart.3” foam sounds like sitting on a cloud.Looks like cedar?cherry?

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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calisdad

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#3 posted 112 days ago

It is like a cloud. You just float down. Yes, western red cedar. All the rails have deep tenons, the blocks are more for fastening the seat. Hard to see from the pic but the arc you have below your seat I used on the lower stretcher. You did a nice job.
thanks

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Lalloos

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#4 posted 112 days ago

I think it makes more sense visually that the curved stretcher is on the bottom.Keep up the good work!

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 112 days ago

It’s a nice clean chair. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Lalloos

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#6 posted 112 days ago

Thanks Charles, it’s not the best but I did my best, and my sister likes it.That’s what counts!

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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NormG

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#7 posted 111 days ago

Great chair, love the lines

-- Norman

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