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Project by CaptainAhab posted 1262 days ago 1460 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well….I am normally very private with my projects before completion and so rarely take photos of progress. This project is being used in some marketing, and since I have the pics thought I would go ahead and post before completion.

Another reason is that due to my schedule this winter, this project has drug on WAY too long! And I want to get it out there.

Style is clearly Art Nouveau, but again with my own twist. Main body is in American Elm from my farm in Iowa. Eliptical back is Leopardwood, with Elm strips and Black Walnut ties. The dowel back support is 1/2” Black Walnut.

The seat is flat because I designed this chair around the idea of a leather seat. But since have decided to leave it as is.

For all who catch the grain weaknesses, there is an inlayed reinforcement strip on the inside of the side panels. 3rd photo.

And lastly; starting this year, all of my furniture will be 100% encased in epoxy. I have been moving this direction for some time. My designs are just too complex and normal finishes are not protecting against humidity movement well enough.

Final pics within 2 weeks.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com





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spike

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#1 posted 1262 days ago

great design…very nice.

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steliart

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#2 posted 1262 days ago

Wow this very chair design not the usual thing we normally see. Very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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shipwright

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

Nice chair Dave.
I don’t know what you have in mind for epoxy but let me recommend this one: http://www.systemthree.com/store/pc/S-1-Sealer-c32.htm .
I’ve used it for years as an Industrial Formulators of Canada product but System Three bought them out and took over a very good line.
What’s different about this product is that it is about as thin as diesel and penetrates amazingly. The thinners used to achieve this also cut the oils in oilier woods allowing it to penetrate and you to apply coatings over it that would otherwise not adhere well to that wood. It’s even food-safe. I’ve used it for everything from sealing fresh water tanks to hardening punky wood and a thousand things in between. Give it a try.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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CaptainAhab

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

Thanks, Paul. I have used several brands, but have not used any with carrier additive…interesting. I really prefer 1:1 ratios; it’s too easy to screw up other odd ratios.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1262 days ago

That is one very cool chair. I like it. Nice job on the design and construction. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 1262 days ago

I really like the design … the back rest almost looks like a surf / skate board, maybe you can make a name for it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Silviu

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#7 posted 1076 days ago

Un-named, but a wonderful chair. I love it!

-- Silviu, Romania, www.balansoare.com

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pommy

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#8 posted 1076 days ago

the back looks like a zulu shield but thats my take on it great chair tho

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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CaptainAhab

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#9 posted 991 days ago

This has since been named the “Century” chair. Dating the style back a hundred years.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 991 days ago

Now that i look at this chair again 3 months later i like it even more. Century is a fitting name. Well done.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 991 days ago

that’s a unique design Dave

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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