Prairie Chair

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Project by jburklow posted 07-05-2014 12:28 PM 1011 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my take on the Prairie Chair. Material is quarter sawn white oak. Finish is General Finishes Vintage Cherry. The project is also completely made using the Festool Domino. Will post additional pictures once the cushions come back from the upholsterer.

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 01:34 PM

Very nicely crafted—they just look like they’re going to be comfortable when they get their cushions.

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 02:12 PM

That is really eye catching! It looks inviting sitting in the shade!!

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 02:16 PM

This is a nice design and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 04:23 PM

Very nicely executed! I like the clean lines of Mission style furniture.

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 05:56 PM

Nice chairs

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 01:18 AM

Awesome job! I can’t wait to see it complete with the cushions.

What size dominoes did you use for the joints?

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 02:49 AM

Great job

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#8 posted 07-06-2014 06:27 AM

Wow. Amazing how you didn’t use a tablesaw or mitersaw on that. Purely Festool Domino. You, Sir… are a true craftsman.

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#9 posted 07-06-2014 10:55 AM

Scootles, Good catch! I should have been a little clearer all the joinery was completed using the Festool Domino. The other tools used were a table saw, miter saw, router my dust collector oh and I believe that i also used my random orbit sander and some sandpaper. oh and some glue. I think that is everything…

I also used my computer to draw the project using sketchup as well as s spreadsheet for a cut list and paper to print out the spreadsheet

Hope that helps

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 01:19 PM

What a gorgeous pair! Any chance you’d post pics of the finished product with the upholstery installed? I’ve been trying to decide between a morris chair and a prairie chair, and this fine example is making me lean prairie chair!

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