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Blacker House Chair with Aurora Table

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Project by Steve posted 12-13-2015 02:39 PM 1568 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Blacker House Chair and Aurora table last winter. The chair and table both had been on my bucket list for a while. Both are made from African Mahogany with Ebony accents with General Finishes water based dye stain and poly finish. I bought the template kit for the chair from William Ng and did a lot of research to arrive at all the proper dimensions. The table is scaled down compared to a normal Aurora table. The regular size of that table, modern night stand size, is taller than the arms of the chair which wouldn’t look to good. Both were a lot of fun to build and something I enjoy showing off when people say “you sure have a lot of tools, what do you make with this stuff”.





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#1 posted 12-13-2015 03:38 PM

These are real beauties . . . you’ll make Darrel Peart jealous! http://darrellpeart.blogspot.com/

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 04:01 PM

Superb!

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#3 posted 12-13-2015 06:26 PM

Just once in a while a product this good and beautiful passes by. What can I possibly say? WOW!

-- Noel

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#4 posted 12-13-2015 07:27 PM

I could say “You nailed it!” but that just seems wrong ;)

Excellent work on a challening project.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-13-2015 08:43 PM

Outstanding! Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 12-13-2015 08:54 PM

Wow! Nice!

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#7 posted 12-13-2015 09:43 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

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#8 posted 12-13-2015 10:26 PM

steve as a big fan of g & g and having just made a g @ g inspired wall table myself knowing how much work goes into this style of furniture I commend you on some incredible craftsman ship truly beautiful work and im sure Darrell peart would be the first to congratulate you.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 12-14-2015 12:13 AM

Thanks for the kind words pottz. Darrell was instrumental in the down sizing of the Aurora table, creating a size that would work with the chair and keeping the scale of everything correct.

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#10 posted 12-14-2015 12:35 AM

I think Darrell is one of the best when it comes to g&g I took a tour of the gamble house in Pasadena this year led by jim ipekjian who recreated all the furniture for the blacker house.you were very lucky getting darrells input I have a couple of his books that helped me with the table I built and I used a few of his design ellements,once again magnificent work my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 12-14-2015 04:00 AM

Outstanding craftsmanship! I love G&G but find myself modifying the designs to fit our needs too.

Darrell has been a great contributor to the community.

thanks for sharing.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#12 posted 12-14-2015 10:06 AM

Sensational! amazing set. When I grow up, I want to make these as beautifully as you.

this caught my eye

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#13 posted 12-14-2015 10:59 AM

You built some beautiful furniture there. The chair is on my list of things to build. You definitely did it justice.

Michael

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#14 posted 12-14-2015 02:07 PM

You have done a very nice job on these two pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 12-14-2015 02:28 PM

love them beautiful work

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