Chair in Brazilian Walnut

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Project by Andy posted 1952 days ago 1431 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made as a homage to the 67 mustang a friend in England used to have – a delicate chair as there are no rails but surprisingly strong.

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#1 posted 1952 days ago

Beautiful chair. Looks sleek in the design and smooth curves in the shape.
Great job Andy!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1952 days ago

AWESOME!!!!!! I love the sleek lines and subtle curves of the design. Very well executed, I also like the way you ran the back splat past the seat (lengthwise).

-- Jed,Ala,

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#3 posted 1952 days ago

I like everything about it. It is a great chair. I would love to have eight of those around my dining room table.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#4 posted 1952 days ago

Andy, great job. This looks like the perfect combination of simplistic appearance and beauty. I’d like to hear more about the seat’s joinery into the legs.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 1952 days ago

I really like the clean flowing lines in this design… Kind of a classic and modern feel all at the same time. How does it sit? Also, how many hours did it take?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 1952 days ago

Clean, simple lines, beautifully shaped and contoured. Nice balance and proportions. Well crafted.

The epitome of craftsmanship and deign sophistication.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 1952 days ago

Wow, great chair. The lines of the back is really beautiful. I like the color, too.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#8 posted 1952 days ago

Very nice work and design.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1951 days ago

Beautiful chair, I’ve only seen one like it anywhere, by Fatie Atkinson, in the Asheville Gallery. It is so light and strong and yet just looks robust in a way that is unexplainable. Kudos, I too would like to know your secret. Is it in the wood used or the lamination? A Fan

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

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#10 posted 1951 days ago

Very nice peace of Art. You should be very proud you earned it.

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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#11 posted 1951 days ago

A great looking chair. Nice tribute.

-- 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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#12 posted 1951 days ago

Simply beautiful!! I want to ask you about the joinery, but I’m still struck by the beauty of it all!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 1951 days ago

Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the other 11 to the set!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 1951 days ago

An amazing design.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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#15 posted 1950 days ago

Hi – thanks for your kind comments.

The whole chair was made without using a tablesaw – my shop is sadly too small so I use a bandsaw and planer / thicknesser to do all my work on. The front legs were simply morticed and tennoned into the base of the seat and then I cut in curved blocks on the inside of the front and back legs to give it support. The back legs are attached the the back of the seat with a through tenon which you can just see in one of the shots.

The back splat was laminated ply bent over a former then lipped and over veneered.

The finish was tung oil and wax.

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