The Wow chair

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Project by raggedpat posted 07-23-2015 08:08 AM 3120 views 23 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They said I had to make something with bent wood…....... So I learned how! I steamed I laminated I kerfed and I made the hardest thing I could think up, I reckon I did alright for my first ever bending project! so many clamps!

-- knots and cracks are a good thing if you let them be!

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 08:23 AM

Just one word….Damn!

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 09:18 AM

Holy smokes, it looks great.

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 11:12 AM

Different, drastic, special, bold are words that come to mind. Art Deco meets hawaii.
Great execution. Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 11:27 AM

Wow that looks amazing. You must have quite a clamp collection to be able to pull that off!

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 11:29 AM

thanks guys.. yes it took a lot of clamps!

-- knots and cracks are a good thing if you let them be!

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 11:51 AM


A couple of questions – is it comfortable? And are you going to make a second one so that you have a pair ;)

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 12:00 PM

Good grief!
And I thought I had a lot of clamps.
Looking at this work makes my brain hurt.
Seriously, it’s a monumental masterpiece.
If I had built this chair I might never make anything else again!

The word WOW fails to give enough credit to the visual impact.



-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#8 posted 07-23-2015 12:12 PM

It’s realy WOW chair. Incredible design! I would like to try it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 07-23-2015 12:52 PM

That thing is an amazing piece of art. That’s a lot of clamps, but I would bet it requires more patience than clamps! :)

Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#10 posted 07-23-2015 03:03 PM

Great design! Fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 07-23-2015 03:15 PM

this begs the question or answers the question
” you can never have enough clamps”
Great work
Nice design and WOW

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#12 posted 07-23-2015 03:55 PM

You did a wonderful job on this project. It was quite a challenge and you met the challenge with a very creative design and the know how to see that it came into reality. Even though it was something you haven’t done before you succeeded without any apparent mistakes. Well done and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#13 posted 07-23-2015 04:42 PM

Very well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#14 posted 07-23-2015 04:44 PM

Freaking Amazing!!!!!

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#15 posted 07-23-2015 05:25 PM

Well you picked the perfect name!

WOW is right !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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