A strange job

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Project by MikeDe posted 02-26-2017 01:11 AM 636 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

​My next door neighbor asked me to build
a chair for him. I normally make the remark
when someone asks me to build something
“Give me a print”, Well he did not have a print
but he said he had a chair, all I would have to do
was to copy it. That chair sat on my work bench
during the build and would take measurements
as I needed them. A lot of the pieces where slightly
thicker than the 1x that I could buy, all the lumber
that I used was 2x and I ran it through my planner.
The finish is shellac, Not my favorite finish, It dries
to quick and hard to get into small places.
I had to take it apart, apply the shellac
and then reassemble it.
The last photo was the sample chair after a recoat of
of shellac, the other photos are of the one I built, it is
just a little lighter, but shellac will darken in time.
It was a real fun job.

5 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 07:39 AM

Beautiful and unique design.

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 04:43 PM

Well done !

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 06:45 PM

That’s a nice chair and very creative.

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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#4 posted 02-26-2017 06:46 PM

Not the usual chair design.

Very unique and well made too.

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 11:16 PM

Pretty cool chair. You could make him a rocker to match.

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