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Project by Woodworkerjay posted 08-28-2015 11:18 AM 2225 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed these Garden Chairs from the Fine Woodworking Magazine. I saw the magazine in the store with these on the cover and instantly wanted to make them.

I made them from walnut, whereas the original design by Michael Fortune calls for mahogany.

I made four in total, but these were for my in laws who celebrated there 60th birthdays and 40th wedding anniversary last week.

-- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain





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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 11:27 AM

Nicely done.

-- Brian Noel

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Gary

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 02:06 PM

Wonderful looking.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 03:18 PM

Excellent chairs, great looking in walnut! Nice work!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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ykkzipper

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 05:00 PM

These are great! Wish you had some more pics. They deserve it. How did you make the arm rests?

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Woodworkerjay

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#5 posted 08-28-2015 06:49 PM

Thanks everyone.

Ykkzipper, I cut 1/8” strips and then laminated them using a form. I also did that for the seat slats and backframe slats. It was a lot of work, but worth it in the end.

-- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

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#6 posted 08-28-2015 07:31 PM

Now those are really nice and have an eye catching design. Good work.

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

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BenR

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#7 posted 08-28-2015 08:08 PM

I too have seen these chairs, and put them on my list to make one day. Yours, in walnut, are way too beautiful to put outside! Beautiful build.

-- Ben in Va

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Mean_Dean

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#8 posted 08-29-2015 12:06 AM

Great looking set of chairs! I love them in walnut, and I’m sure your inlaws will really appreciate them and enjoy them.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 08-29-2015 12:10 AM

Looks great that certainly is a unique design.

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 08-29-2015 01:18 AM

Those are really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 08-29-2015 03:48 AM

beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Woodworkerjay

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#12 posted 08-29-2015 11:29 AM

Thanks everyone. I came across a lot of walnut on an auction for a steal. It was the first time I worked with walnut and I wanted to make a nice project with it. It is a beautiful wood!

I did put an outdoor varnish on them using Helmsman.

-- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

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#13 posted 12-04-2015 03:03 PM

These are the nicest chairs I have seen, a lot of work would go into just one, but to make a set, that is really something. I like Finewood Working but fine the projects too time consuming for me. I like to go quickly to diferent projects. Nice to see you put a lot of dedicated time into these chairs.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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