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Project by Tony posted 02-20-2008 12:07 PM 2115 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A part of my latest project; a set of 10 chairs, two with arms (carver), which is accompanied with a 2m80 (9’2”) x 1m20 (3’ 11”)extending table – I post this table as soon as I have some photographs.

I cannot claim the design of the chairs, apart from the modification to include the arms on two of the chairs.

The chairs are made from European White Oak, all the lumber for the chairs and the table come from the same tree, so the colour matching is made easier. The finish on the chairs is a hard-wax oil (floor treatment) and Fiddes supreme paste wax. The upholstery was undertaken by a local professional and the material was provided by the customer.

The 10 chairs represent about 150 hours of work, but a large part of that was modifying and fitting the arms (about 30 hours). The chairs are going to be delivered today, if it stops snowing!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)





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cabinetmaker2

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 12:58 PM

Nice job, cant wait to see the table. very fine work…....

-- Mark, Hancock Maine, rmarkham52@hotmail.com

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 01:28 PM

Holy smokes, what a fantastic job. Very professional work. Are you doing this full time?

-- Bob A in NJ

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 01:33 PM

Tony,

This is a very nice job. I am sure that your client will be well pleased with the dining set.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 02:58 PM

Nice job Tony. I like the arm supports . Lots of hidden work in the chairs.
I look forward to viewing the table.

I hope you made a blog of this.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Critterman

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 03:22 PM

Great job Tony, they look great.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Mario

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 03:42 PM

Very nice, thank you for posting the pics.

-- Hope Never fails

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Robb

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 03:44 PM

I respect your work a lot, Tony. These are great-looking chairs! I’d like to learn to make some nearly that good someday.

-- Robb

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SPalm

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#8 posted 02-20-2008 03:55 PM

Very nice. Very inspiring. Would you please give a little info on the width/thickness of the parts involved. They look like they have the proportions that I am looking for. Thanks.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 02-20-2008 03:55 PM

Wow, that is a very impressive accomplishment, Tony! Great chairs.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 02-20-2008 04:45 PM

Really looks good, Tony. But,...........does it ever quit snowing in Finland?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Tony

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#11 posted 02-20-2008 05:05 PM

Thos – It has been a very bad year for snow here – virtually none at all – normally at this time of year we ahev between 1 and 2 feet laying on the ground, but this year we will be lucky if we have 6” – now its rain again – Snow over rain any day of the week, except in July!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Tony

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#12 posted 02-20-2008 05:09 PM

I have a plan to blog “chair making step by step” – I am not sure which design I will use at the moment, but the plans will alsio be included.

I was going to start this blog soon, but the customer I just delivered the dining set to now wants me to make him a bed and 2 side tables in walnut – sorry guys you are going to have to wait a little longer, I need the work at the moment.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#13 posted 02-20-2008 05:14 PM

The front leg is 1 3/8” x 18”, Back leg 1 1/16×37” Side rails 14 1/2 ” x 2” x 5/8 & 14 1/2 ” x 3/4” x 5/8, front rail 16” x 2” x 5/8, Back slats 16” x 2” x 5/8. The seating position is about 18” of the ground. Thats all I can remember at the moment without looking at the drawings.

I will post something soon (Poll) giving some options for the chair design – you LJs can then decide which version you would like to follow.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Bill

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#14 posted 02-20-2008 05:42 PM

Nice work Tony. Glad to hear you got some other jobs from that as well. Keep us updated as you can.

I am looking forward to that chair blog when it happens.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#15 posted 02-20-2008 05:55 PM

They look fantastic Tony! That’s a lot of hours to put into anything.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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