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Project by George Coles posted 06-11-2016 06:51 AM 2021 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my interpretation of the boat chair. My clients all refer to it as the millipede chair. The client who I had in mind when I made this has stated that he wants it but it must have arm rests. After looking at it, I decided to make another one with the arm rests as retro fitting will not work too well. I will post pictures of the arm rest version when it is finished.

It is surprisingly comfortable to sit in as I seem to have gotten the incline and curvature correct. Always very hard for me to achieve this on the first go.

This is made from recycled Tindaloo, Ipil, Greenwood and Kamagong.

Thank you for taking the time to look.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-11-2016 07:07 AM

Incredible design – almoust ALIEN design. Nice wood combination too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 08:11 AM

Great design. It looks like it is built on a skeleton framework with the spine providing all the strength. The finish and colours and beautiful.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-11-2016 11:08 AM

Bug WOW! Awesome work. That had to take a very long time to put together.

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

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becikeja

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#4 posted 06-11-2016 12:35 PM

That’s slick

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 06-11-2016 01:00 PM

Beautiful chair … but you know what?
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If you make just this again,
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Then add a tail and head, you’d have a pretty neat dinosaur !

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

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leafherder

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#6 posted 06-11-2016 02:31 PM

You say “boat chair” I say “Work of Art”. Form meets function, comfort meets beauty. And recycled too? Definitely Art. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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SteveGaskins

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 06:38 PM

George, absolutely beautiful. A true work of art. Love the design.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#8 posted 06-12-2016 03:04 AM

Outside the box! Is it comfortable?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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George Coles

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#9 posted 06-12-2016 03:58 AM

Hi and thanks to all who took the time to comment on this piece.

DocSavage.

It is surprisingly comfortable for this style of chair. The slats do not seem to cut into the butt or legs at all and the incline angle and head rest work very well. The only improvement that I am doing is adding armrests to the next one which I will have finished next week. I must admit that I was very surprised at how well the first one worked. Normally it takes a few models to make a chair work well.

JoeinGa

You are inspiring me (: What would I call this Dinosaur?

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 06-12-2016 04:16 AM

How about a George Colerex? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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George Coles

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#11 posted 06-12-2016 04:22 AM

Doc

You Kill me. LOL

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 06-12-2016 12:42 PM

See? You have the start of the basic shape … How ‘bout Coleasauraus Rex ?

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#13 posted 06-16-2016 12:24 AM

Absolutely wonderful piece

-- Greg Simon

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#14 posted 06-20-2016 02:23 PM

Fantastic!! First thought I had when I saw it, was man, that’s beautiful, and I bet its comfortable. Both are true, so you are a true craftsman! Do you glue everthing together, or is there some hidden fasteners?

-- Pete

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George Coles

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#15 posted 06-21-2016 02:53 AM

Hi PPK.

There are some dowel pins used in different parts of the seat to increase the strength overall. I also use and epoxy glue that is flexible for the joints. Hope this clarifies things a bit.

George

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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