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Chair in Brazilian Walnut

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Project by Andy posted 04-25-2009 01:09 PM 1437 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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woodworm

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 01:19 PM

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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jcame

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 03:26 PM

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,jmwoodworks057.com

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Ampeater

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 03:38 PM

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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Woodhacker

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 03:45 PM

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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Chris

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 04:23 PM

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 04-25-2009 04:25 PM

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

The epitome of craftsmanship and deign sophistication.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Junji

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 05:03 PM

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

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#8 posted 04-25-2009 05:44 PM

Very nice work and design.

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#9 posted 04-25-2009 08:23 PM

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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gunsmith

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#10 posted 04-25-2009 10:38 PM

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

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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Karson

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#11 posted 04-26-2009 01:05 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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matt garcia

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#12 posted 04-26-2009 01:20 AM

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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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 04-26-2009 05:09 AM

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 04-26-2009 05:22 AM

An amazing design.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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Andy

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#15 posted 04-27-2009 09:46 AM

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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