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Project by DBrown52 posted 11-20-2014 02:32 AM 1787 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kevin Rodel’s dining room chair in red oak. It’s not perfect, but neither am I and I’m proud of it. It was a very rewarding build. Now I’m on the hook for five more.

Huge thanks to Grampa_Doodie and Mark for their blogs. They gave me the confidence to attempt it. And to my wonderful wife for doing the seat

Thanks for looking
Dave





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#1 posted 11-20-2014 11:26 AM

Vary nice Project Dave. Well Executed and a great design!

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

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 12:48 PM

Well done. You should be proud.
I just love this design.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 01:57 PM

Looks great, I hope to try my hand at chairs one day and seeing projects like this help build my confidence.

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 03:19 PM

lovely chair.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 04:34 PM

Well done Dave. You did a very nice job on your chair (prototype). Now get to it and get’er done. YA know…Once your done the other 5, you’re gonna have to build a table to match. :) Best of luck with the rest of your build.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 06:05 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Mark, I saw your table. It’s fantastic. Fortunately, we have an antique oak pedestal table in our family that we’re going to clean up to pair with the chairs. Good thing too… I have a hard enough time getting small panels to glue up flat. I can’t imagine a whole table top. And the other five are on hold as long as this nasty PA winter continues (unheated outbuilding shop). Thanks again for your blog.

Ottacat, my advice is to just go for it. I’m not a good or experienced woodworker by any stretch, but I found this particular chair more approachable than I expected. In some ways, it was easier than case goods since not everything has to be perfect to work.

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 06:48 PM

Great chair build. I have always admired that design.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 11-21-2014 12:43 AM

Great looking Rodel chair! One of these days, I need to make a few…....!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 01:35 AM

Go for it Dean. A Morris chair like yours is on my list too!

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#10 posted 11-22-2014 01:10 AM



Go for it Dean. A Morris chair like yours is on my list too!

- DBrown52

If you don’t mind my asking, where did you get the plans for the chairs? I’m not far enough along to “wing it” just yet!

-- Dean

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#11 posted 11-22-2014 03:49 AM

Hi Dean. The chair was featured in FWW #190. If you google “rodel chair plans pdf” you can get a digital copy of that issue for free. It contains a shop drawing and highlights some techniques. I believe full plans can be purchased as well, but I’m not sure where. I found the article provided enough details. Definitely check out the blogs here on lumberjocks that Mark and Grampa_Doodie did too. They’re very well done

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