custom mahoghany chair

  • Advertise with us
Project by shavins posted 10-16-2009 12:54 AM 1442 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

8 comments so far

View cstrang's profile


1831 posts in 2980 days

#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.

View a1Jim's profile (online now)


116495 posts in 3389 days

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

Nice work Shavins

-- Custom furniture

View dustyal's profile


1291 posts in 3287 days

#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...

View mtkate's profile


2049 posts in 3137 days

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

So neat.

View shavins's profile


104 posts in 2971 days

#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

View woodworm's profile


14437 posts in 3402 days

#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.

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3097 days

#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 @

View hrvoje's profile


271 posts in 3159 days

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

-- hrvoje

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics