Franklin Chair

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Project by michaelray posted 07-27-2009 10:20 PM 3723 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something I’ve wanted to make for quite a while now. Found the plans in “The Essential Pine Book”.

Made from pine I picked up at a local home center. The wood was priced as “value” wood so I might have 5 – 8 bucks worth of wood in it. A few goofs here and there and some mental notes for next time (if there is a next time). Please forgive some of the ‘waviness’ of the curves – especially the top – as I don’t yet own a bandsaw and my jigsaw skills are severely lacking.

This will probably be a gift for my mother as she mentioned she would like to have one when I showed her the plans.


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#1 posted 07-27-2009 10:52 PM

Great looking chair! You did a good job on it. Someday I will have to try this one too.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 02:11 AM

Looks good from here…..and I bet your Mom would love it.

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 02:19 AM

That’s really neat.

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 02:47 AM

Very nice design.

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 03:24 AM

Great looking Chair. Neat design

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 05:32 PM

What are you worried about waviness for? It looks great! Dual function, AND good rustic looks…

What was the title and author of that book? I like the design and am hoping they had more rustic stuff to do there…

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 05:44 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

dbhost – here is link to the book.


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#8 posted 04-12-2014 08:44 PM

I like it, michaelray. The way you’ve done it the waviness seems to add to the charm. Liked it enough that I just ordered the book for a whopping twelve cents.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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