West coast Bones

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I’ve always wanted to make a chair with natural sticks. This was my first attempt. The legs, rails etc are Australian Blackwood saplings, the seat and backrest is Yellow wood. I harvested the saplings in the woods next to my shop, the live edge Yellow wood pieces were fall out from the sawmill. In other words, the timber cost me nothing. No glue, screws or nails were used. It is assembled with round through tenons and wedges.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 09:33 PM

Awesome. Ive always admired this kind of work. You did a beautiful job. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 09:37 PM

sweet !

how do you get from home in africa ,
to the shop in australia (LOL) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 09:44 PM

Love that wide back panel. Wish I could see the seat… one piece? Great chair!


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#4 posted 07-08-2010 09:46 PM

Nice use of reclaimed materials.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 09:55 PM

Very impressive – great job!

I wish you could share some close up shots that would give us a good view of the through tenons and wedges.

How did you finish it?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 10:07 PM

I agree with Rich, more photos please. This one looks great. Nice design and I am always a fan of no hardware.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 10:10 PM

Nice work.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 10:16 PM

great work nice chair….............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 10:39 PM

Beautiful work Div. It strikes me as a slightly refined rustic look. Interesting design too. I like it a lot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-08-2010 11:10 PM

Very nice and totally unique

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 11:35 PM

I love it… I like the back panel also

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 11:57 PM

Cool chair, I too would like more photos, particularly of the joints, and how you attached the seat. The wood selection is beautiful.

-- RayCurtis

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#13 posted 07-09-2010 01:22 AM


-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#14 posted 07-09-2010 03:40 AM

I really love the look of this….polished and yet still rustic at the same time : )
And made from FREE material to boot…..niceee! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#15 posted 07-09-2010 04:03 AM

I really like the rustic look

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