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Project by BillyJ posted 08-21-2009 04:17 AM 3096 views 19 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my friends brought back a chair / stool from Egypt and let me take measurements. The first two pics are my prototype made from poplar, with the third being made for my son out of oak. The beauty of this is that it actually looks like a chair or a stool.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.





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#1 posted 08-21-2009 04:19 AM

Looks great Billy. Welcome to Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 06:37 AM

Great chair. I’d love to have the measurements.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 06:58 AM

I have a plan for something similar, but yours seems much better. would love to have the measurements as well

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 12:59 PM

Very nicely done. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 01:45 PM

Add me to the list for wanting measurements! Great looking project.

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 03:06 PM

It is so funny that you just posted this. I saw a chair like this in a movie three days ago. I rewound it several times to try to get a better look at it, but it was on the screen for less than a second.This post is perfect.

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 03:18 PM

Welcome to LJ and very nice project I too would like to see some measurements if you wouldn’t mind posting them.

-- David '65

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 06:54 PM

Fabulous job. Always wanted to make one. Your design looks even better than the ones I’ve seen.

If you post your measurements, please add me to the list also.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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rpl

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 07:51 PM

Very nice work – I will throw my hat into the “I would like measurments” too pile.

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#10 posted 08-21-2009 11:53 PM

Measurements would be great…and welcome to the group

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 08-22-2009 03:54 AM

I will be glad to post the layout – what is the easiest / quickest way?

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 08-22-2009 06:41 PM

Billy the chair came out great.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#13 posted 08-24-2009 01:48 AM

It looks very similar to the Popular Mechanics folding stool. They have plans online here

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BillyJ

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#14 posted 08-24-2009 05:05 AM

LumberingDog – thanks for that posting. I happen to like the Popular Mechanics better, I will have to try that one now.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#15 posted 08-27-2009 03:06 PM

Well crafted. A Franklin chair of superior design to boot.

-- Worry does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow, it empties today of it's strength.

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