Modern Live Edge Windsor

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Project by djg posted 04-01-2016 04:00 PM 1266 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chair that I designed based on a previous set of dining chairs that I posted on lumberjocks. The difference is that I raked the back legs to a larger angle and added stretchers. there appeard to be too much flex in the legs where the rake angle is so steep. To compensate i added stretchers and loaded the undercarriage under compression to hopefully counteract the legs flexing. It appears to have worked as there is very little movement of the legs when the chair is weighted. The seat is angled more than my previous chairs. It is meant to be more of a relaxing sit than a dining chair but could be used as an extra dining chair if needed. I had a piece of oak crotch for about 4 years and finally decided it would be a chair. I thought that painting the spindles black matched the blackwood dutchmen and tenon wedges nicely. I added a stippled effect to the endgrain with a carving gouge. I used a combination of hand and power tools to complete the project. Not really sure what else to say about it…so I’ll see what you have to say.

-- DJG

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#1 posted 04-01-2016 09:18 PM

Beautiful chair D. I like the stippling on that end grain oak, nice touch.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 04-01-2016 09:18 PM

That’s one unique chair,well done.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 04-01-2016 10:52 PM

great looking chair

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 04-02-2016 01:09 AM

What a fantastic vision you had for that oak. The chair looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 04-02-2016 02:32 AM

That is one great chair. I think that perfectly fits a term I have been kicking around for some of my projects, “sophistarustic”, somewhat sophisticated but with a rustic touch also. Love the disign1

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#6 posted 04-02-2016 03:29 PM

That’s a different animal. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 04-02-2016 05:44 PM

Great looking chair and interpretation of a Windsor. The black legs and back in combination with the natural seat look great. It was a good idea to the piece of crotch for the seat.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 04-05-2016 04:36 PM

Congratulations on joining two beautiful but very different concepts: Windsor styled chairs and live edged wood. I think this is the first live edged seated chair I’ve seen.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6

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#9 posted 04-06-2016 05:23 PM

thanks for the input. It seemed like a great idea when I started designing it. Looks like it all came together….next is the accompanying footstool.

-- DJG

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#10 posted 04-19-2016 04:35 PM

very cool

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