set of chairs

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Project by rhett posted 03-13-2011 03:04 PM 2079 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a set of chairs I did last fall. The client had two chairs and a table his deceased wife had found and “refinished” in brown paint. Wanted to have four matching chairs built, two with arms. I agreed without looking closely at the chair. Needless to say, a little more complex than I imagined. The rear legs were splayed and housed a slightly bent slat. The other pics are the hot pipe jig I made to bend the slats. The wood is oak painted with a chocolate brown lacquer.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 03:26 PM

Nicely done. If I made a set of chairs, no two would be alike. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 04:41 PM

They look great. My guess is that the two on the ends are the originals. I like yours better.

-- Mike Funke

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#3 posted 03-13-2011 05:59 PM

Impressive as always

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 03-13-2011 07:57 PM

Very nice job on the chairs. I see from you other projects that you have mastered the art of chairmaking. You are very talented.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 12:11 AM

A zone I am about to enter. Very inspiring…

-- BlueHatMan, N. California,

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