Cedar Throne

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Project by saw4fun posted 07-31-2009 04:48 PM 2112 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was designed as an entryway/porch chair with its shallow depth. It is made of Aromatic cedar. All the spindles were roughed up with a draw knife and the joints of the back panel were scraped with a V lathe knife to give it an overall appearance of being an old weathered chair. It stands 6feet tall, is 18inches deep, 22”wide, and a seat height of 19inches. All drill holes are filled with plugs drilled out of lumber from the same tree. Thanks for looking. Criticism both good and bad is welcome.

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 05:52 PM

Nothing to criticise here. Reminds me of the old hall trees. A double coat hook on each top corner and it is. Looks like it really matches the background too. Good job. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 10:30 PM

Very nice job, love the wood.

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 01:28 AM

Great job on the build..Would love to see some General Finish wipe on Gel stain and a wipe on urathane top coat to make the piece POP. Just my thoughts.
Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 02:44 AM

Great throne! Agree with BTKS, looks like a hall tree chair. That is some very fine cedar. Sitting in it would Seem as if your in the middle of a cedar forest with that much aroma.

I think I would leave it raw, even though a nice clear, like cypresswoodworker said, would really make that grain POP!

Great build.

Keep it up.


P.S. That looks like a little more wood then just your ””shorts””: you have for sale.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 04:27 AM

Very cool Idea and well done most creative and creative

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 07:04 AM

Thanks everyone! I’ve been kicking it back and forth about a finish for it. My latest experiments have found me with a hot iron and old unscented candle stubs. So far the results have been quite pleasing but this one has me in quite the state of indecision,, Good Smell- Poppy grain? Poppy grain- Good Smell? oh well, it wouldn’t be as much fun if we didn’t just end up “winging” it sometimes! haha thanks again

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