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Project by Darrell Peart posted 06-08-2009 04:48 AM 3010 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This went with one of my Aurora Pedestal Desks. The challenge here was designing the arms. The original Arm chair had arms that morphed into the legs and “gripped the floor”. If I were to put the same arm on this piece it would be cut off at the seat and look like something is missing.
I like these arms but it is dangerous playing with a well known design such as this – its’ like trying to cover a Beatle song – everyone is familiar with it and it can be very difficult to present it in a new light.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 04:58 AM

Fantastic. I love this style, design, that you master. So great to see…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 04:59 AM

superb,beautiful

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 04:59 AM

You did a beautiful job on the arms…heck the whole thing looks beautiful !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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Woodhacker

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 02:42 PM

Darrell, you’ve done a magnificent job on this chair.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 02:49 PM

Very nice work you are very adept.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-08-2009 02:54 PM

Now that is one nice office chair….....stunning work Darrell.

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 03:17 PM

EXCELLENT WORK!!! You obviously know what you’re doing
Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Les Hastings

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#8 posted 06-09-2009 12:48 AM

Another awesome chair Darrell! But looking at the pictures the arms seem a little short to me in length. Do they feel that way sitting in it? Or are they that way to get the chair farther under the desk? Just curious.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Darrell Peart

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 01:02 AM

Hi Les,
Yes – the arm is short so it will clear the desk – but it is also comfortable – and I like the way it looks.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Les Hastings

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 02:07 AM

Hey Darrell, I agree it looks awesome! I was just wondering how it felt sitting in it that’s all.

Awesome web site to by the way and great looking shop!

I need to try some Greene and Greene stuff one of these days. Maybe try one of your class’s if I get a chance sometime. I’m always looking to learn somthing new.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 06-10-2009 08:02 PM

Your chair is just gorgeous, and the finish turned out perfectly. Great job. How much does it weigh? It’s a beautiful, substantial and classic chair. I’m envious of the skill and patience it must have required.

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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Darrell Peart

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#12 posted 06-10-2009 08:08 PM

Hi Mark,
thanks – I am not sure how much it weighs – I would guess 45 pounds?

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#13 posted 06-10-2009 09:35 PM

That chair will still be beautiful in or after several lifetimes of use .It should be passed on to each generation well done again my friend Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 10-11-2009 01:53 AM

Darrell, I was looking at ideas for other chairs and saw this. Sorry I missed it when it was first posted. Gorgeous work.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Darrell Peart

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#15 posted 10-11-2009 03:17 PM

Thanks Chris!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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