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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-07-2010 05:23 AM 2159 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This chair is made from spalted madrone that is dead standing wood.the tenons on the sides are made from manzanita.About every rustic style chair I’ve ever seen was built with mortis and tenon construction.15 years ago I developed this style using lap joint construction just like you would a post and beam house.My wife does all of the upholstery and they are as comfortable as a glove.

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 05:24 AM

I like this very nice Steve

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 08:06 AM

Interesting design. Could you possibly post a few more pics of the joinery and under the seat cushions?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 01:56 PM

I like it, very nice

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 01:58 PM

That is really nice.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 04:19 PM

Nice work Steve.
I think I’d be asleep in about two minutes sitting in that, it looks so comfortable.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 04:22 PM

What kind of finish did you put on it?

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 04:41 PM

Looks great. Some close ups of the joinery would be fantastic.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 11:31 PM

Steve , that beautiful chair,me in it in front of a cracklin fireplace is my Idea of a little slice of heaven! Great job my friend.

-- So much wood, So little time

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#9 posted 11-09-2010 12:38 AM

Yeah, that looks sweet…...I might have to try makin somthing with your style. Did you stain it any or is that the natural color? I wish I had somebody to do apolstery lo…..its not my strong point.

-- David South FLorida http://ahunkahunkaburninlove.blogspot.com/

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