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Project by emart posted 11-19-2014 07:47 AM 1502 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned by an auto parts warehouse to build this throne for their annual Christmas party. I haven’t a clue what style this is but it’s based loosely on their previous chair with the curves simplified so I can sand and route them properly since I do not have a spindle sander. I was commissioned because they had a bad experience with a rented prop chair that was way too flimsy, this will not happen on my watch. I used two sheets of plywood in the construction of this chair. The front legs are country kitchen table legs turned upside down and attached at the front with some dowel joints to the rail underneath which is made from 1” thick red oak and behind the legs are some laminated pieced of white oak to reinforce the corners. The back is held on with three layers of plywood to make very sure that it will not break for a very long time. The arms are held on with dowels as well to make very sure they do not break loose. The upholstery is made so it can easily be removed for cleaning and replacing the cloth when it eventually wears out.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/





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stefang

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 11:04 AM

Great job. Looks very festive.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 11:45 AM

Vary nice Project. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#3 posted 06-04-2015 08:07 PM

Just been asked byourHOA to make one of these for our Christmas party. Any chance you have any plans or sketches you would be willing to share or sell me?

I would really appreciated it.

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emart

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#4 posted 06-10-2015 07:52 AM

Unfortunately I do not have any sketches remaining. Easiest thing to do would be to print my photos and trace them onto graph paper then draw a grid onto the plywood and transfer as much as you can that way. The throne is about 5 feet tall, 30 inches wide at the seat and about 22 inches deep. The front legs are upside down farm table legs from lowes. The curvy bits on top were done using one of my kitchen bowls. If I were to do it again I would have some curvy bits under the arms at the back to add support. The arms themselves I made freehand I have no clue what the measurements are. I had the arms curve outward then back in again to the legs to give more room on the seat.

You won’t have too much trouble with this other than attaching the front legs and upholstering the back panel. trying to get fabric to stretch over those curves was not fun.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 02:02 PM

Do you still make these? I would like to order one for our Dec. 2015 party in Reading, PA. Do you ship there? Even if we had to install it?

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#6 posted 06-30-2015 03:45 PM

Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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emart

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#7 posted 06-30-2015 08:24 PM



Do you still make these? I would like to order one for our Dec. 2015 party in Reading, PA. Do you ship there? Even if we had to install it?

- Jen123


I could ship that as a flat pack. By far the cheapest option for shipping is to use greyhound it would cost about $180 to ship it there the only catch is you would have to pick it up at the station. If I shipped it this way you would have to glue on the back and arm sections once you received it. To ship it intact it would cost about $370. We can discuss this more on my web site: http://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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