Mesquite Desk chair

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Project by scott shangraw posted 1265 days ago 1942 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest office chair Maloof inspired but my own design. I keep changing the design a little till I’m happy!!!I bowed the front leg for more thigh room ,changed my spindles making them “sleeker”looking.Last two pics are shaping- 1st free form shaping on the band saw (maloof style) I can hear his words “don’t try this at home”2nd pic grinding in the arms to flow into leg

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

Very nice variant on a classic theme. A real keeper!

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

Beautiful chair!!!!

Where do you get the office chair mechanics for it?

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

Awesome work Scott. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

Nice. Good design concepts. Functional and artistic. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#5 posted 1264 days ago

Looks like a lot of lower lumbar support. Great looking chair.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 1264 days ago

Beautiful chair! I lke how the grain on the top flows with the shape – nice attention to detail!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 1264 days ago

Great job!! Beautiful work.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 1264 days ago

Another great chair, Scott. I really like the 5 legs.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 1264 days ago

Gawd! That’s beautiful.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 1264 days ago

Fabulicious! Wowsa! Okay, enough already… it’s gorgeous and I’ll bet it sits well too. So there.

Good stuff.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#11 posted 1262 days ago

The mesquite gives it a great look! Well done!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#12 posted 1261 days ago

your work always amazes me!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jiri Parkman

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#13 posted 1254 days ago

Beautiful chair. Thanks for this post.

-- Jiri

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