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Savonarola / Dante chair

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Project by jasondain posted 01-13-2011 09:08 PM 3301 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had seen this chair as part of the military museum exhibit at the Halifax Citadel fort. I thought it was kind of neat so took some pictures and did some scaling to figure out dimensions. The chair is built out of Ash and Walnut and most of the joinery is knockdown hardware including barrel bolts, threaded rod and hex nuts. There are 4 pivot points at each of the points of the triangle and one in the center of the seat to make it fold up flat and make it easy to carry on a field campaign. The finish is handplaned and sanded, coated with 3 coats of wiping varnish and a final coat of paste wax.





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#1 posted 01-13-2011 10:02 PM

Weren’t these also called campaign chairs?

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 11:34 PM

Very nicely made and interesting. One really has to wonder at all the heavy stuff they carried around from battle to battle in the old days.

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 12:36 AM

That is so cool! Would love to see plans.

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 01:33 AM

Definitely like your contrasting choice of wood. I bet they didn’t used to build them like that.

Nice redo of this style of chair.

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 03:33 PM

That’s pretty cool!

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 07:38 PM

Nice chair, love the ash and want.

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#7 posted 04-03-2012 10:52 AM

Perfect!

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