Prototype Chairs

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-03-2016 02:24 AM 1089 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a call from a furniture store needing “simple” chairs. I showed him what mine looked like. He said too much carving and too heavy. He sent pictures of what he had in mind. So this is my version of them.

These have screws and plugs. Everything in the future will be M&T and glued dowels. Beetle Kill Pine. These were done in about 4 hours of shop time.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 02:39 AM

You’re a fast worker, and that wood is great. I’d like to have some, but alas, our pine trees are just fine here in the 812.

I think I like the one with vertical slats best… no wait, maybe the other. Can’t decide.

Good luck with ‘em.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 02:42 AM

They look nice and would definitely fit in where I live in these mountains and would probably be good sellers. Personally, I would rather have three slats in the back instead of just two on the right chair. The chair looks uncomfortable to me and I like a lot of back support.

A lot of woodworkers over look Beetle Kill Pine but to me it is unique and I like it.

Good work, I like them.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 02:45 AM

The one on the right with a third slat.

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 02:47 AM

I’m sure happy for you. The visual spacing on the horizontal slats is missing something?

Your going to have to hire help. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 03:58 AM

monte your a machine man they way you kick this stuff out,the king of beetle kill.their a simple design but if thats what they want give it to em,and take the check of course.god i love that beetle kill pine,monte my birthday is coming up,1000 board feet would make a nice gift my friend,no card needed.

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 07:28 AM

So what did the furniture shop say?

From what I see the chairs are great, dont be drawn making “crap” otherwise every time you see them you will regret it.
If you can pump out two chairs looking like those the standard has been set

Good luck!

Mind you I have seen MDF Table tops but not MDF chairs….yet!

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 04-03-2016 11:16 AM

These turned out very nice. When the furniture store is placing orders with you, you are going something right! Keep on, keepin’ on!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 04-03-2016 11:17 AM

I would go with the one on the left myself if I had to choose. Looks like more back support and traditional. Not as good as your other style chairs but if thats what he wants.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 04-03-2016 11:57 AM

Good job Monte I like both of them.

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#10 posted 04-03-2016 12:03 PM

They are both nice. I like the one on the left a little better. You are a furniture producing machine, Monte. Carry on. Work/Play safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 04-03-2016 12:54 PM

I have 4 part timers running around here. One of them will probably have to be elevated to helping build furniture. They aren’t like normal employees, 2 nephews and a father /son pair that are friends and all just come when needed.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 04-03-2016 12:59 PM

While I like both, I prefer the one on the left, But I would raise the back support up a bit. It will leave a bigger opening for your butt to fit and the bottom slat wont hit you too low to be able to sit up straight.

But that’s just me.

FOUR HOURS?? Wow, nice job !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 04-03-2016 01:04 PM

Can’t believe 4 hours! Which one is the most comfortable? And let us know which one sells the best?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 04-03-2016 01:06 PM

For me, the one on the left is best.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 04-03-2016 01:31 PM

like them both, I would go with the most comfortable one

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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