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Project by schroeder posted 10-26-2007 10:00 PM 1950 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chairs from my blog as a project – Built this set (2 of 4) Morris chairs on spec. Here they are on delivery day! Clients seemed happy and they fit well with their home. I built the table to compliment the chairs. Table plans are from Woodsmith, the Chairs are based on some from the same publication. The wood is quarter sawn white oak, ammonia fumed finished with 3 coats sealer, 3 coats poly and waxed.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 10-26-2007 11:44 PM

schroeder;

Great work, and a great looking set of furniture.

Lee

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WayneC

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#2 posted 10-27-2007 02:45 AM

They came out great. She looks quite happy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-27-2007 02:55 AM

A very nice looking set- well done.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-27-2007 03:21 AM

By golly, Schroeder, they came out as good or better than you promised. Really fine and it looks like you have a happy client. Great.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-27-2007 03:25 AM

Third picture’s Permasmile says it all. Good job!

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#6 posted 10-27-2007 03:27 AM

Since I am new at this and always will be, how many hours did this project take? I know thing get easier and faster when you do the same projects but all of the one of a kind I see here seems like many hours of fun. And the results are nothing short of fantastic. The idea, drawing, plans, purchasing, tools, handwork, it not endless but for a new comer its seems like a long journey

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Don

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#7 posted 10-27-2007 03:44 AM

Absolutely superb, Schreoder!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#8 posted 10-27-2007 04:47 AM

Really great looking set, Shroeder!

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

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TomFran

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#9 posted 10-27-2007 04:48 AM

That’s a quality set of furniture! Great job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 10-27-2007 05:19 AM

Very nice! Top notch work as always coming from you.

Yes, client looks very happy.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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relic

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#11 posted 10-27-2007 12:57 PM

The set looks fantastic.

-- Andy Stark

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Dadoo

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#12 posted 10-27-2007 01:46 PM

Excellent! Good job!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Andy

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#13 posted 10-27-2007 01:58 PM

This set is just great.I like the style and your joinery is outstanding.Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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schroeder

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#14 posted 10-27-2007 04:00 PM

Thanks all! – it has been great fun and good experience to delve into the professional arena. My wife is such a sweety; she is all support for me in the shop. And again, I just can’t tell you the respect I have for those who make their living with woodworking/cabinetry – You earn your money! Sales, pricing, accounting, marketing, timing and finding time to be in the shop –wow – lotsa work!

The clients loved the chairs, bought the table and (I think) fit very well in their home. The thing I’ve found interesting (but really just exposed a weird quirk of mine) is no one really wants to hear the detail of the craftsmanship. No one really cared about the specific – the quarter sawn on all four faces of the legs, the fitting of the tenons – all that stuff we love – most people just feel the buttons on the arms, look at the “galactic scheme” of the thing and they either love them or not.

Anyhow, thanks for all the support. I have two more just about done, but probably won’t post those as its getting kinda redundant at this point. After nine of these chairs though, I think I have this particular plan wired and would be happy to help if anyone needs it.

Thanks – Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Napaman

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#15 posted 10-27-2007 04:15 PM

great!!! so will it take 9 adirondack chairs for me to get it wired??? lol…great work AS ALWAYS…I am not a pro…(barely can be on the amateur stage) but I find when I send out pics to family of friends of my projects they dont really get it either…thats why its soooo niiiice to be an LJ!! We love hearing every meticulous detail…great job…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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