Territorial Chair

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Project by netized posted 2644 days ago 1341 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first chair. This was done in traditional pine with a shellac and satin poly finish. Through mortise and tenons are typical for this style. My wife made the cushions.

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2644 days ago

I like that southwestern detail.

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#2 posted 2644 days ago

you have accomplished a lot of detail, Jeff. looks like you have done a super job on the finish, too. Keep up the quality work

-- cronk, oregon

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#3 posted 2644 days ago

The color is very even for pine. Did you seal it with shellac first? There are a lot of cool little details in this chair.

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#4 posted 2644 days ago

Jeff what a great chair!!! I love the look and design!!

Great work.

-- Jimmy

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#5 posted 2644 days ago

Great Chair. Is the design original?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 2644 days ago

Great piece. Chairs are so difficult to do and this turned out terrific. Really like the design elements a lot too! Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 2644 days ago

This chair looks oh so comfy after a long day at the job! Super detailing on it as well.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 2644 days ago

Great design and detail. Your wife did a nice job on the cusions, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 2644 days ago

WOW! First chair? Looking forward to the next one! Nice work.


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#10 posted 2643 days ago

Very nice chair. I’m looking for some plans to make a Morris chair. Hopefully I’ll get it done this year.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 2643 days ago

Karson, the design elements are a combination of widely used decorative designs in New Mexico by the “carpentieros” of the 17th century. It is a combination of Spanish and Native American influences.

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#12 posted 2643 days ago

when I first saw it I thought of Ben Cartwright on Bonanza.. that probably fits with my image then.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 2642 days ago

Very nice work. I recently ordered a couple early NM furniture books from Woodworkers Supply and am looking forward to doing more research and designing/building some pieces. I lived in southeast NM for the majority of my life and really do like early NM furniture.

-- Mark

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