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Project by kthornbloom posted 01-12-2017 08:27 PM 1334 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always loved the “Selig Z-Chairs”, and so when I saw this post awhile back, it inspired me to build my own! Fast forward a few months, and I finally took the time to make my own version. They’re probably a bit thicker than the originals, partially because I didn’t want to worry so much about them breaking, and partially because I didn’t own a bandsaw at the time. Since it was my first attempt at chair making, I decided it was OK to cheat and use some screws for some of the joinery. Anyway, they were a lot of fun and I even convinced my wife to sew up some awesome cushions for them.

-- www.kthornbloom.com





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Rick M

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#1 posted 01-13-2017 02:03 AM

I love modern designs, nice work.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Marcial

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#2 posted 01-13-2017 04:14 AM

Great job! Angles are tricky. How did you achieve the color and finish?

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 01-13-2017 11:52 AM

Looking good. And besides it reminds me to my youth.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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majuvla

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 01:22 PM

It’s realy profesional job! I would never gues they are first you made. Nice combination of wood and fabric colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 01:24 PM

They look great! Im impressed!

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kthornbloom

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#6 posted 01-13-2017 01:28 PM



Great job! Angles are tricky. How did you achieve the color and finish?

- Marcial

Thanks! They’re solid walnut, so I just used a little bit of stain to darken them further and then applied some satin polyurethane.

-- www.kthornbloom.com

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#7 posted 01-13-2017 01:56 PM

Nice work! I also like your understated brand/logo.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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pmayer

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#8 posted 01-13-2017 02:39 PM

That is very cool. Nice work!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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pottz

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#9 posted 01-13-2017 04:05 PM

those rock man very retro,great job.

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

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 01-13-2017 04:36 PM

Cool ,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#11 posted 01-13-2017 07:44 PM

Very nice work … but do you sit in them? Do you like sitting in them? If so, then I know this work is great!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#12 posted 01-13-2017 08:04 PM

You did a nice job on these chairs. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#13 posted 01-14-2017 05:51 AM

Great job. I love the design!

-- Matt, Arizona

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