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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-22-2017 03:18 AM 914 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still working on different types of dining chairs. Still prototype but at least going in the right direction.

Backs are 39” tall. Seats are 18-1/2” wide. All Beetle Kill Pine.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-22-2017 03:23 AM

well my man with great respect I have for your work my vote goes to the second pic of the chair with the curved seat and arms,i don’t think youll disappoint with that buddy,but as always I say go with your gut,and thanks for asking.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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balidoug

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#2 posted 07-22-2017 03:26 AM

very nice. I’m always impressed at the range of colour in your wood of choice; It takes already impressive craftsmanship to a new level.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#3 posted 07-22-2017 03:29 AM

Those are really nice. Absolutely beautiful. I plan to tackle chair building one of these days, I’m just not sure I’m ready for the challenge just yet.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Handtooler

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#4 posted 07-22-2017 03:48 AM

WOW Really nice build! I particurally like the curved back slats and curved fronts of the seats. A set of six usually has only one chair with arms for the host at the end of the tble. the rest without.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 07-22-2017 03:54 AM

Another Winner by Monte, I like the style & contour seat.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 07-22-2017 04:35 AM

Monte,
My friend you are really reaching out. Hope it pays off as well as your western cabin style.

The curved staves in the back are a nice touch, I’m wondering about comfort for the back? My thoughts are that if they were reversed they would match the average guys spine.

Do you have test subjects of various heights that you can test the comfort level?

Another thought is adding the element of the curve to the legs only just a slight curve?

But you know your customer base better than anyone else. They do look good.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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eddie

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#7 posted 07-22-2017 05:14 AM

Monte i like these chairs , the arms really look nice too,great build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 07-22-2017 05:22 AM

Wow. These are great. Looks really comfy. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Fiddy

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#9 posted 07-22-2017 10:36 AM

I don’t know anything about building chairs yet, but once I do I’d be proud to make those. Nice design and a very pleasant look. Where they comfortable in the end?

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#10 posted 07-22-2017 11:43 AM

Like the looks of the curved seats.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 07-22-2017 12:09 PM

Doc, my family pretty much covers the average range of sizes. So they try everything. I am a larger person and it has to be comfortable for me first.

As for the curved back, it’s designed for lumbar support just like rocking chairs are.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 07-22-2017 12:21 PM

Monte, these are wonderful chairs you have done a great job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 07-22-2017 12:46 PM

Great looking chairs. I’d add one armed chair to Russell’s suggestion. For the hostess.
Ever think of offering your upholstered seats as an option?
Your lumbar region is certainly higher than mine. :-).

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 07-22-2017 12:52 PM

Great job on the chairs Monte! I like that leather covered seat one. I’ll have to say it’s my favorite because of my not so plump rear. Maybe some arms would look good one that one too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 07-22-2017 01:06 PM


Great job on the chairs Monte! I like that leather covered seat one. I ll have to say it s my favorite because of my not so plump rear. Maybe some arms would look good one that one too!

- woodshaver Tony C


Great minds think alike, Tony

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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