• Advertise with us
Project by kthornbloom posted 01-12-2017 08:27 PM 1478 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.


13 comments so far

View Rick_M's profile


10286 posts in 2163 days

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

I love modern designs, nice work.


View Marcial's profile


131 posts in 328 days

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

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

View Dutchy's profile


2487 posts in 1951 days

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

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


View majuvla's profile


10829 posts in 2650 days

#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

View CRUDESKINNYB's profile


20 posts in 930 days

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

They look great! Im impressed!

View kthornbloom's profile


15 posts in 1125 days

#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.


View WillliamMSP's profile


1080 posts in 1387 days

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

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

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

View pmayer's profile


968 posts in 2848 days

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

That is very cool. Nice work!

-- PaulMayer,

View pottz's profile


1992 posts in 767 days

#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.

View a1Jim's profile


116325 posts in 3360 days

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

Cool ,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

View Mr M's Woodshop's profile

Mr M's Woodshop

417 posts in 2850 days

#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,

View helluvawreck's profile


28227 posts in 2649 days

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

You did a nice job on these chairs. Congratulations.

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

View Matt Vredenburg's profile

Matt Vredenburg

189 posts in 3197 days

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

Great job. I love the design!

-- Matt, Arizona

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics