custom mahoghany chair

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Project by shavins posted 10-16-2009 12:54 AM 1481 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
This is my best attempt at design and execution since I got into this lunacy! The timber is mahoghany throughout. The upholstery is all genuine leather it even has 1or2 imperfections of the hide visible which I like.

All the tenons are handcut. I designed this project from scratch and tweaked it as I went. The stretcher rails, which curve in 2 different directions at once are probably my favourite features.
The chair is very comfortable as i designed the seating position by tracing the curvature of my own spine onto a template so the backrest matches my back perfectly! Lots of others have tried it and found it very comfortable also.
I used top class cushion foam and it takes the shape of the person sitting on it.
I hope all the work was worth it. I just thought I’d share it with others who might appreciateit. Thanks for looking, any comments, feedback or pointers welcome.

-- shavins

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 12:58 AM

Very nice work, chairs aren’t easy, especially when you design them yourself, great work!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 01:32 AM

Nice work Shavins

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 01:55 AM

excellent design and execution… shouldn’t you have a matched set of six to go with a matching dining room table? Obviously you have the talent for such an undertaking.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 02:06 AM

So neat.

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#5 posted 10-16-2009 02:09 AM

thanks Al! i’ll think about doing a full set and table but i’ll be an old man by the time I get them done I think!!

-- shavins

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 02:10 AM

Yes, so beautiful and…
...genuine leather upholstery is symbol of style, comfort and luxury.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 04:16 AM

Very nice. It looks very comfortable and your craftsmanship is superb. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 07:30 PM the back support

-- hrvoje

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