Fan back . made from recycled wood (pallets) .

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Fan back . made from recycled wood (pallets) .
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I made this one using the details in a Kasey book on windsor furniture . This was the 4th chair I made , quite difficult then especially turning the posts , I had to invent a steadying device for my type of lathe , if I ever need to make a steady again I will make one along the lines of the latest Peter Galbert has come up with , all you chair builders if you dont already know his chair notes page ( Peter Galbert , search ) , you dont know what you are missing , the man is a living legend .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? .

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David Craig

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#1 posted 1709 days ago

Very sweet looking chair. Were the spindles also made from pallet wood by glue ups? Or did you use the cycled wood solely for the seat and the chair backing?


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 1709 days ago

With pallet wood? Amazing execution. Just being able to build this kind of chair is amazing to me.

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#3 posted 1709 days ago

wow normaly this would be a great chair but the fact it is made with pallets that just makes this chair even better…

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#4 posted 1709 days ago

If pallet wood had brains it would think it has moved from rags to riches. Great chair.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 1709 days ago

Good one Mike
I agree a super chair very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1709 days ago

AWSOME AND WOW. You did a great job on that chair. Totally awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 1709 days ago

el libro de john kassay es uno de los habituales en mis trabajos,y creo que esta silla es la numero 21(lisbon,connecticut,about 1807) con la diferencia del asiento laminado.buen trabajo

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F Dudak

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#8 posted 1709 days ago

Great chair!! I have the book but have not yet attempted any of the chairs. This has inspired me to give it a go.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#9 posted 1708 days ago

I tried working with wood from a couple pallets. Everything I made looked like a pallet. Excellent work!

-- Kris

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#10 posted 1708 days ago

Thankyou all very much,it is very encouraging to read your comments , it helps me to continue with the rocking chair Im making at the moment , its also from pallets , skids and any hardwood destined for the bin or in the bin from when I worked on construction sites . Yes all the parts in the above chair are from pallets except the crest which was a 4×4 I stopped and picked up from the middle of the freeway before it caused an accident , it steam bent very well even after a few years . My good people believe me when I say the nicest looking chair I have made is a continuous arm from recycled wood ( the arm I made from a mates tree he was clearing away ) , I took it to Ireland years ago , I will try and hunt down a photo .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? .

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#11 posted 1588 days ago

Wow. Truely amazing. Anyone who can make a chair likthis a craftsman, you take it beyond using recycled wood.

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