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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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#1 posted 04-15-2007 02:40 PM
I like that southwestern detail.
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#2 posted 04-15-2007 03:02 PM
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 04-15-2007 03:10 PM
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 04-15-2007 03:51 PM
Jeff what a great chair!!! I love the look and design!!
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#5 posted 04-15-2007 04:06 PM
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 soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#6 posted 04-15-2007 09:03 PM
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 04-16-2007 01:39 AM
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 04-16-2007 03:58 AM
Great design and detail. Your wife did a nice job on the cusions, too.
-- Jesus is Lord!
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#9 posted 04-16-2007 04:59 AM
WOW! First chair? Looking forward to the next one! Nice work.
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#10 posted 04-16-2007 11:22 AM
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." http://www.cajunpen.com/
#11 posted 04-16-2007 01:49 PM
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.
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#12 posted 04-16-2007 02:54 PM
when I first saw it I thought of Ben Cartwright on Bonanza.. that probably fits with my image then.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#13 posted 04-17-2007 04:59 PM
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.
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