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For Christmas I was asked to build a franklin chair. I figured building two at the same time was easier. The project gave me the chance to build a couple new jigs for the table saw. That did make building the chairs easier.
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#1 posted 02-21-2011 05:17 AM
Nice job :)
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#2 posted 02-21-2011 06:23 AM
Nice work Nick
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#3 posted 02-21-2011 06:27 AM
Cool chairs, somebody got something nice for christmas. When you say Franklin does it refer to Ben Franklin? I like the design, might have to try that myself oneday.
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#4 posted 02-21-2011 06:33 AM
Cool project, well done. Those are always appreciated and so functional…...........
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#5 posted 02-21-2011 08:42 AM
Neat and functional job…well done.
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#6 posted 02-21-2011 03:13 PM
Nick – Nice work, and two for the price of one !
I am just preparing to make a similar chair myself, but using the design from Popular Mechanics – which is now available on Sketchup 3D Warehouse under the title ‘Library Chair/Stool’ (I created this Sketchup version and went to put it in the 3D Warehouse, only to find it already there – Doh!). The extra back leg (darker colour) is a hand support that I am considering attaching by a pivot just below what becomes the top step.
I see that you have used piano hinges, but I guess that these protrude slightly above the seat surface.
I’ve purchased a pair of counter flap hinges – which should not protrude – but wonder if you avoided using these for any reason that I may not have considered ?
Your comments would be appreciated
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#7 posted 02-21-2011 03:26 PM
Cool build. I’ve wanted to make one of these for a long time. Space is limited where I live and having multipurpose furniture makes sense. Yet another project to add to the build list. Thanks for sharing.
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#8 posted 02-21-2011 03:37 PM
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#9 posted 02-21-2011 05:18 PM
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#10 posted 02-21-2011 07:17 PM
Nice design and well done.Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.
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#11 posted 02-21-2011 07:29 PM
Good looking chair. I like the personalized detail and shape of the seat back.I am about 1/3 of the way through making my first Franklin chair.
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#12 posted 02-22-2011 12:30 AM
very nice chair/steps I’m considering one for the future
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#13 posted 02-22-2011 03:27 AM
Thank you all for the positive comments. This was my first attempt at a piece of furniture. Aside from stools. I used a piano hinge thinking it would be more rugged. That and it was what I had around. Thanks again for the feed back. Nick
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