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Project by scott shangraw posted 11-17-2008 01:18 AM 2308 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been consumed by a very large order for a lodge in Colorado. It consisted of 58 chairs and three large tables. 38 of the chairs were a spindle back dinning chair made from walnut with maple. This chair has been popular for us lately. It features a carved seat, handshaped arms and headrest and a back lumbar support. Here is a photo of the chair made from mesquite.

12 of the chairs were a lowback chair that also features a carved seat, handshaped arms and backrest, also made from walnut. Between these 50 chairs there was some serious carving and handshaping. This is a photo of a lowback chair made from juniper.

The remaining 8 chairs were a “Green and Green” design made from walnut and juniper with turquoise inlayed and leather seat cushions. Here is that chair made from mesquite.

The tables were made from three 16ft by 4ft mahogany slabs with walnut breadboard ends. These were beasts to move around. Two of the bases were a trestle style in three sections to support those large slabs. The other base was more of a tuscan style with large legs. This is what the base looked like.

Like I stated before, this order just consumed us and put us a little behind schedule on our other orders. But we’ll get caught up soon. We are very priveledge to have had this opportunity. I almost wish the lodge wasn’t complete and full of beautiful items, so we could make more. They already have a few of our rockers and a desk and chair.

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 11-17-2008 01:38 AM

Excellent job! I can’t wait to make my first chair. 58, that’s cool. Nice job

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#2 posted 11-17-2008 01:50 AM

Wow what a huge project Scott! Looks great too! Thanks for sharing this.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 11-17-2008 02:13 AM

Great work, as always, Scott!

That was a heck of a commission to land, huh? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 02:42 AM

That is just great, Scott. Congratulations!! Great workmanship.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-17-2008 03:07 AM

Congratulations on your order, great work

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 11-17-2008 03:45 AM

Well now great to hear from you again! Good job.

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#7 posted 11-17-2008 03:58 AM

I think “very large order” is an understatement. Excellent work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 11-17-2008 04:43 AM

No, No Scott

You are doing it all wrong….just kidding. Each piece is beautiful on its own but together in the context of the lodge just AWESOME! Great commission and the end results are nothing short of spectacular.

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#9 posted 11-17-2008 04:49 AM

Congratulations and good luck!
Nice, sweet,great, excellent …all the good things been said before and after..

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 11-17-2008 06:59 AM

Wow! No indication of a slumping economy with an order like that! Very impressive work.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 11-17-2008 02:15 PM

Beautiful work, it’s amazing so much work, wow. My hat’s off to you you did a wonderful job, and then some.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 11-17-2008 02:23 PM

Very nice. Your workmanship looks superb.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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scott shangraw

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#13 posted 11-17-2008 11:26 PM

Thanks everyone!! Yes it was ALOT of work .I can’t beleive looking back at it we were able to do all this in just a little more than 3 months.Just the wife and I (we had someone to help us for some of it ,they just didn’t work out though)

-- Scott NM,

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#14 posted 11-17-2008 11:49 PM

very beautiful workmanship well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 11-18-2008 02:41 AM

Great Job!!! That’s a sweet custom order. Hope you made a good profit. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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