Spindle chair

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Project by Mip posted 06-05-2016 12:28 AM 776 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw plans for this chair in Popular Mechanics years ago, and finally built it last year. It’s made of oak that was scrap wood from a jobsite I worked at awhile back. The cushions are pig leather from a boot manufacturer here in Michigan, which I got for free. The spindles are joined together with dowels, and the seat frame is screwed to the spindle frames. The plans called for a steel rod to hold the back frame, but I chose a brass one to jazz it up a little. It’s finished with polyurethane. It’s very comfortable, in fact I’m writing this on my iPad while sitting on it. Hope everybody likes it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 12:34 AM

Very nice chair!!..............jim

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 01:45 AM

NIIICE! Great Job.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 08:55 AM

That’s fantastic, Paul. I’ve been wanting to get started on a Morris Chair of my own design for a long time. The right wood isn’t cheap.
By the bye: Check this chairmaker

-- Mark

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 07:30 PM

Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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