Office Chair made from Juniper

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Project by scott shangraw posted 02-13-2010 02:05 AM 2917 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This office chair was made from Juniper (Forest Reclaimed wood) and goes with the “Wild Spirit” Horse Desk. I inlayed turquoise into the chair to blend in with the turquoise on desk. The chair design is based on a Maloof Low Back chair, but I have made quite a few of my own design changes. A leather seat was used to give the chair a little more western flair and to blend better with the dark on the desk legs. The chair mechanism I used, adjusted up and down, tilted and swiveled. I handshaped the wood over the mechanism to disquise all the metal and to make it look more artistic.

To see more pictures on the desk click here

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-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 02:08 AM

A very nice looking chair and desk With good details and great design.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 02:57 AM

Wow< I love it. I am a very big fan of juniper.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 04:30 AM

Your Desk is really Fantastic!!!Cheers,....Reduce/Reuse/Recycle,thank you for sharing.

-- BarnwoodBARNEY Texas USA

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#4 posted 02-13-2010 05:14 AM

WOW cool

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 02-13-2010 02:58 PM

The chair is beautiful and so is the wood.Sometime I would like to get my hands on some of that Juniper. I’ve seen some beautiul projects using that wood and yours is no exception. Nice work.

-- F.Little

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#6 posted 02-13-2010 05:48 PM

I would never get any work done at that desk! Heck, it would take a long time to get over standing back and admiring it. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-13-2010 08:36 PM

Very nice. That leather seat really sets it off.

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#8 posted 02-14-2010 12:59 AM

what a desk


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#9 posted 02-14-2010 01:02 AM

Very nice work Scott.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-14-2010 06:34 AM

Excellent work. I love it.

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#11 posted 02-14-2010 07:33 AM

neat desk and a beautiful chair

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 07:58 PM

The chair and the desk look nice. Lots of creativity involved.
I will say that the walnut office chair with the mesquite lumbar supports is still my favorite in the office chair catagory.

Thanks for posting.

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 03:16 AM

I know this project has been on LJ for a while, but if your still active Scott, where do you source the mechanism’s from?

-- San Diego, CA

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