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Project by bearkatwood posted 11-13-2015 12:34 AM 1753 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Chester Dining Chair design. It gas a sweeping stretcher that forms into the back leg. It is a pain to make! It is all mortise and tenon joinery with accent dots for show. I would like to tweak the design a bit in the future, but here it is for now. enjoy.


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-- Brian Noel





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#1 posted 11-13-2015 12:49 AM

Very nice work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 02:11 AM

Fantastic beautiful work! Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 03:21 AM

Really nice design, have you thought about a slatted back??

G Vavra

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 04:02 AM

I really like the look. The mortices on the curve look like a real challenge.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 04:20 AM

Very nice job. building chairs is a very rewarding project. Well done.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 11-13-2015 11:35 AM

Great design on your chairs. The stretcher really catches your eye! Yes. They look like a lot of careful work.

-- AJ

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 12:37 PM

Great looking chairs, Brian! The top detail reminds me of an axe handle. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 03:32 PM

Very nice. in particular, the legs.

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#9 posted 11-13-2015 03:51 PM

Beautiful chairs!!!! Plans available???

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#10 posted 11-13-2015 06:27 PM

You really did a nice job on these chairs. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 11-13-2015 06:49 PM

It seems you know your job,those chairs looks great!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#12 posted 11-13-2015 07:47 PM

Great looking chairs. I like your stretcher technique.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#13 posted 11-14-2015 09:55 AM

Those are beautiful chairs.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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#14 posted 11-14-2015 12:22 PM

having built many a chair & rockers , i know a tad about chair making. these are quite interesting..and as you say, the joinery is always the trickiest. you look as tho you have a handle on it, and have designed/built some very nice units. congrats to you! I just have one thought..tho I rarely make suggestions when viewing pictures of things..there can be proportion issues with photos, my art-eye, finds something bothersome in the undercarriage..maybe the arc? the thickness? the shape? dunno…otherwise the chairs are quite lovely and I’d sure adore having a dining set like it in my home. Just wonderful

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#15 posted 11-14-2015 02:29 PM

Interesting and attractive design. Aesthetic appeal aside, two things strike me:

1. The triangular structure on each side would make these rock solid.
2. They look very comfortable, not just because of the upholstered seats and back, but because of the shape of the back.

Then, of course, there’s the joinery skill.

Well done.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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