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Shangrila Klismos Style Mesquite Greek Chair

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Project by scott shangraw posted 1776 days ago 4253 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new style of chair that I did for a customer. Since he is Greek he was wanting a Klismos style chair, but with my own flair. He bought four of my low back chairs and wanted some of those features implemented into this greek chair. The Klismos chair came about when the Greeks in ancient times (around 6th century) wanted a comfortable chair to sit and relax in. This style became popular again in the early 1900’s by an architect. My version features the same seat joints that I do in my other chairs, along with a carved seat and the handshaping. The legs splay outwards and the back leg is shaped into the back rest, along with a 1/4” bead that runs along the top of the back rest. This was a popular chair at the mesquite show, since it was so different.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1776 days ago

Very cool Scott

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#2 posted 1776 days ago

Love the back leg curves and the joint to the back rest.

-- Zipsss

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#3 posted 1776 days ago

Scott, great looking. How was the stress on the legs without any supporting cross members.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 1776 days ago

Beautiful and creative work! I have always liked designs and creations that are not someones duplication of past designs of store bought furniture..

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scott shangraw

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#5 posted 1776 days ago

Good ? Ed .That was one of my concerns with this design the orginal Klismos have an even greater flair to the legs and they seemed to have held up for years.When I layed out the legs I tried to have the grain running allong the same curves and the mesquite is pretty tuff.I stress tested it with my petite frame LOL !!!!The only other thing is in the future I may actually laminate bend the legs for strength.We will see with the test of time!!!I stand behind my chairs for my lifetime.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Rj

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#6 posted 1775 days ago

I really the flowing lines in this chair !

Great work!!

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice design & craftsmanship.

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whitedog

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#8 posted 1775 days ago

as always i am totally impressed .

i love the mesquite , i’ll have try and find some

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1775 days ago

Sweet Chair, Scott. Crisp & Clean.

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#10 posted 1775 days ago

your work is always so unique…

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#11 posted 1775 days ago

neat

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mmh

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#12 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice! I love those curvy legs!

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#13 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice, I like the joint to the back rest very unusual. Very fine craftsmanship.

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tomakazi

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#14 posted 1775 days ago

Very nice Scott. I’m always impressed with your work and designs!!!

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