Philadelphia Sack-Back

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This Philadelphia style Sack-Back was made for a client who requested a “high-end” Windsor chair for her home. The chair is constructed using traditional methods/techniques and has ball and cylinder legs and carved hands/knuckles. The finish is milk paint and consists of 2 coats of red base with one coat of black top coat. After painting, 2 coats of oil were applied to protect and add gloss.

-- Doug Roper Chairmaker and Instructor,

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#1 posted 1338 days ago

Wow… impressive.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 1338 days ago

Beautiful chair Doug!! I am sure that whoever gets this chair will be quite pleased! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#3 posted 1338 days ago

Beautiful chair great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1338 days ago

Gorgeous piece of craftsmanship Doug. Wow!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 1338 days ago

Great job. I really like your turnings, the flow of the balusters and the small rings just appeal to my eye. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 1336 days ago

Very nice Doug, really like the leg turnings. Happy New Year!!!

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#7 posted 1288 days ago

Very elegant. Well done.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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