Chairs - 3 variations on a 12 pc set

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Project by woodism posted 04-06-2010 06:25 AM 3456 views 16 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is a ” set” of twelve chairs, same design family but with variations. Doing 12 chairs is not only tedious, but I don’t care all that much for the sameness factor. These chairs vary in height , width, and backrest detail. I wanted them to feel like the keys on a piano and have kind of a visual rhythm going around the ginormous table . So far so good. the client loved the idea and these were shipped today!!! All in Hawaiian Koa. I’ll post the rest of the job when I get another chance.

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 06:30 AM

Interesting design. Nice job. Welcome ot LJ!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 06:37 AM

Certainly very unique and different! You’ve sure got a lot of wood in your shop!


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#3 posted 04-06-2010 06:40 AM

I love the design. Can’t wait to see the rest of the job.

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 06:49 AM

WOW, Great designs and the variations compliment one another nicely.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 08:01 AM

Cool design. Well done

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 03:15 PM

Lots of imagination and fine woodworking skills on display here.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 03:24 PM

Fantastic! What a unique design, I love it!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 04:27 PM

So Sweeeeeeeeeeet….!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 04:28 PM

Wow. Beautiful.

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 05:29 PM

Very nice.

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#12 posted 04-06-2010 05:32 PM

Man love those. Very unique design.How long could something like that take to make .


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#13 posted 04-06-2010 08:14 PM

Amazing. The variations compliment each other so well. Someday, I hope I’ll have the guts to try chairs.

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#14 posted 04-06-2010 08:22 PM

Well,, blooipr,, They take long enough to where you don’t want to do chairs again for a while. I have pattern jigs for the main components to keep things consistent, but there’s a LOT of hand fitting that just takes time. I’d have to guess that there’s about 20 hrs in each of the side chairs. There may be more but I don’t want to know about it.

thanks for all the comments, these are going to some great people in California. I’ll post the table next.

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#15 posted 04-06-2010 11:35 PM

Very nice.Love that Koa.I know what you mean about doing that many chairs at once I once did 56 chairs for a lodge (pics in my project page),man I felt like a robot when done.

-- Scott NM,

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