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Frank Lloyd Wright dining room chair

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Project by WoodworkingMD posted 07-23-2015 05:20 PM 1102 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My interpretation of the high back dining room chairs that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Robie house in Chicago, Illinois. (1909)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robie_House





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 06:36 PM

you’ve done a great job on this FLW chair!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 09:00 PM

It looks like excellent craftsmanship. Are the backs straight up & down or is there a slight angle from the seat up? Are they comfortable?

-- Art

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WoodworkingMD

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 09:22 PM

The back is straight up and down but the chair is still surprisingly comfortable. FLW designed the originals with very high straight backs to create a “space within a space” which made for a more intimate dining environment. The idea was that the tall straight backs formed a visual second set of walls within the room bringing the family closer together when they were at the dinner table.

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toddbeaulieu

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#4 posted 07-24-2015 10:31 AM

That looks like excellent work from the photos. Impressive. Even the cushion looks well made. I just love looking at other people’s work. Thanks for posting.

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xraydav

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#5 posted 07-24-2015 02:40 PM

Very stylish, and wonderful to continue praising FLW through your following his designs..

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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#6 posted 07-24-2015 03:14 PM

That chair is a real beauty. Congratulations.

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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