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Project by Philipdesignlab posted 12-11-2010 01:36 PM 1913 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the newest design from PhilipDesignLab. It is an adaptation of a Wingback Chair. Made from Solid Walnut. It was displayed in an art show last week and got great reviews.

There are a few issues that need resolved, such as; I am very tall (6’ 5”) so I designed this chair and it felt comfortable for me but many peoples legs do not touch the ground when they sit in it. Also because of the angle and the base it is slightly top heavy, not enough to be a problem but enough that if you lean on the top you feel it start to rock backwards. If a person is sitting in it it is very solid though. I plan to cut about 2-3 inches off the bottom which should remedy both problems.

I am thinking I need to make a matching ottoman.

-- Ben at PhilipDesignLab

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 03:41 PM

Niece work. I was expecting Santa to be setting in it next to the tree.. HOHO!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 04:35 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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

Good looking chair. I know how you feel about being too tall lol. Ive made some outdoor furniture that no ones feet could touch the ground

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 07:16 PM

Very creative, well constructed, good choice of wood. Well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 12-11-2010 11:52 PM

Great design. Looks like it would be very confortable and sturdy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 12-12-2010 02:17 PM

You’re only 6’ 5”? Shrimp! I’ve got you by 4 inches! ;)

Nice looking chair. Why cut the legs down? For once, let’s have furniture that fits real people like us and not those midgets the designers make most stuff to fit.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 03:11 PM

Big Tiny,
haha I would love to, just need to find a buyer our size. Are you looking for a chair?

-- Ben at PhilipDesignLab

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 03:13 PM

Thank you all for the great feed back.

-- Ben at PhilipDesignLab

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 07:13 PM

I use the rough formula of 18-18-18. If you build a cube that size, most people will be able to sit on it comfortably. But I have been dropping seat ht to 17” lately. I have had the problem of backs being too heavy also….one solution is to convert to a rocker. Certainly not an option every time.

Unique chair, I love seeing new ideas. Sure wish Walnut got darker with age instead of lighter. After years of seeing old Walnut furniture lightened to about 50% original color, I have heavily restricted my use of it.

-- Dave

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#10 posted 12-27-2010 09:16 PM

I love the walnut.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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