|Project by scott shangraw||posted 1116 days ago||1985 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
We just completed a mesquite desk chair for a Texas customer. This all mesquite chair turned out gorgeous. Some of the yellow sap wood was left in and the contrast really added to the chair. We changed our chair mechanism to a five wheel base that is solid steel. So the wood that covers it, is only for looks. This makes the chair base much stronger and will not have any of the cracking or structural problems of the old base. There are a few construction photos included showing the grinding process on the arms, the glueup of the legs to the seat and the back lumbar supports being bent in the pressure bag. Since mesquite spindles have been giving us a problem, due to unseen hairline cracks, we decided to try out laminated spindles. They looked great and will be very strong. The process took a bit longer, but is worth it.
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-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com