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Name this chair. Please!

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Project by Div posted 02-18-2011 09:47 PM 2463 views 3 times favorited 61 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In between working on commissions I always toy with something else. It partly explains why I have so many unfinished projects standing around! Sometimes I loose interest because the piece just doesn’t appeal to me a few days down the line… I might chop and change at some point…I’ve even scrapped a few. Some do get completed like this one but I am never truly satisfied with the results….the creative process can be extremely frustrating to me at times!

The chair with no name consists of 6 pieces of 18mm Pine plywood, biscuit jointed together. Once the patterns have been established it can be built very quickly. That was part of the idea: design a contemporary chair that is very economical to produce. Let’s call this one the production prototype!

I have since decided that the Pine look doesn’t work for me. A paint spray job is on the cards. Maybe just a plain white and then add an upholstered seat insert to spice it up a little.

Any suggestions for a name? Comments, critique and suggestions will be appreciated. Give it to me, I can take the punch!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."





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#1 posted 02-18-2011 09:52 PM

“Angular Attitude”

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 09:55 PM

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 09:57 PM

Cherie

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 10:03 PM

G Force, Transformer, Batman

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 10:03 PM

Chester Merkel

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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mpounders

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 10:17 PM

“Art Div-o” ?

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 10:22 PM

Looks Sharky to me – I’ll go with Pete’s Mako – it was my first impression

tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 10:29 PM

another vote for ‘batman’ – though that’s not a good name for a chair and more of what it reminds me of. Of course maybe you could capitalize on all of the recent interest in vampires again – paint it black and red andcall it ‘the Count’ :)
It’s a bit chunky on the side – maybe cut the inside part of the back leg up a tad higher, then angle down to the front as you have but open it up a bit more.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 10:35 PM

Spinnaker

-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.playnoevil.com/ and http://www.stelgames.com/

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 10:38 PM

Thembi.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 02-18-2011 10:39 PM

Thunderchair
Astrochair
Rocketchair
Eco-rocket
Assegaichair
The Garden Route Chair
Mosselbay Chair
Afrikaner Comfort
African Tip Chair
Bottom End Chair
or if you change a line of chair back to look like Springbok horns from profile, Springbok Chair.

My English is bad, my knowledge about S.Africa limited. So ,I apologize if I wrote something wrong.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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#12 posted 02-18-2011 10:41 PM

Div,

I’d take those sharp corners off the top of the chair. If someone falls on the chair, it’s going to punch like a spear.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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moment

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#13 posted 02-18-2011 11:30 PM

if someone falls on the chair , everyone will start shouting.. MAKO ! MAKO !

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TNwoodchuck

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#14 posted 02-18-2011 11:41 PM

Oddly, Batman was the first impression it made on me as well, but I agree it doesn’t seem like a chair name.

However, how about “Gotham”? Still relates to the Batman idea, but with a little more sophistication.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#15 posted 02-18-2011 11:48 PM

Unwanted Visitor Chair

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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