Wing-Back Chair

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Project by Bryan Cramer posted 06-22-2015 01:03 PM 1201 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The inspiration for this chair was the early tall back chairs of the last century. Very gestural sweeping sketching was how this chair was conceived. The back walnut bent-laminated “wings” are joined at an angle with a shaped insert. The whole assembly tilts back 5 degrees adding more interest to the single plane bent “wings”. The through round tenons of the front legs, wedged with ash, are intended to send your eyes soaring up to the ash insert and then up further to the tips of the “wings”. A shaped ash stretcher ties the base together. The finish is Waterlox.

I built this chair in my fourth semester at Red Rock’s Fine Woodworking Program.

*Note: I removed the pictures not to conflict with my website. If you would like to view this project here is the link *

-- Bryan Cramer at Great Plains Design Works

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 02:00 PM

Totally unique design

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 02:05 PM

Nice work – I like it.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 02:22 PM

Sure caught my attention! Thanks for the pictures and your comments!

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 09:43 PM

wonderful chair!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 06-23-2015 12:04 AM

Very cool looking chair! Just curious how comfortable it is to sit on….?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 06-23-2015 03:42 AM

It’s actually quite comfortable. The intended purpose of the chair was to be an occasional chair for short periods of time.

-- Bryan Cramer at Great Plains Design Works

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