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Project by AndyPitts posted 07-08-2015 08:40 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table was my first commission after starting my furniture business ten years ago, but the chairs followed later. I think my clients wanted to make sure they liked the table before committing to chairs.

All my clients could tell me at the time was that they wanted glass in the table, so I went to their home to get a feel for it, and they had big windows opening out onto a creek with trees at the waterline. The roots inspired the legs, and the design flowed from there. Look closely and you will see a bent laminated backbone connecting either side of the leg structures. I think I used 39 layers of oak and cherry in that lamination. The chair crest was to mimic that laminated backbone.

The real challenge with the chairs was that one of my clients stood over 6 feet tall, while the other stood about 5 feet tall. How to make a chair that is comfortable for both? They tell me that they are comfortable, so I’m happy about that.

Cherry, Red Oak, and Glass
Oil/Urethane/Beeswax Finish

29”H x 96”L x 36”W

I made these pieces “pre-video”, but here’s a pictorial essay about making the chairs:
http://www.andrewpittsfurnituremaker.com/Works_in_Progress/Dining_Chairs/Andrew_Pitts_-_FurnitureMaker_Dining_Chairs.html

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-08-2015 08:44 PM

This is outstanding design and build Andy especially for your first commission,far better than my first.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AndyPitts

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 09:14 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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shipwright

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 10:20 PM

Well done indeed Andy.
I’m Six foot four and at 66 I’m still waiting to see a dining room chair that I find truly comfortable.

All that aside, I like the design and your execution is always excellent.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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AndyPitts

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 01:25 PM

Thanks Paul.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 01:25 PM

Mighty fine furniture building Andy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 01:38 PM

Thanks Roger.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 01:59 PM

Andy, this turned out beautifully and I love the design and the style. You do wonderful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 07-10-2015 04:22 AM

Nice work… i like the curves.

-- http://woodwork.me

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#9 posted 07-14-2015 02:38 PM

Thanks Charles and bvdon.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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