Mission Dining Build #4 , Willie Sandry Designs

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 10-10-2011 05:19 AM 3498 views 22 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the completed dining chairs. I made 6 side chairs and two armchairs to handle large gatherings. All tenons are pegged, and the lower cross rail has through tenons for added strength. The front legs are laminated for quartersawn grain on all four sides. Chamfers were formed with an oscillating belt sander. Wood is QSWO, and seating is leather. See Mission Dining Blogs #1-3 for construction and upholstery details. The design is my own, and it was inspired by Rodel, Stickley, and Roycraft styles. Free plans are available at Google Sketchup by searching Willie Sandry Designs.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 10-10-2011 06:43 AM

they look great, i keep thinking a should make some but i’m still scared. kudos a for job well done

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#2 posted 10-10-2011 07:06 AM

Wow. Really nice.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 10-10-2011 04:40 PM

Completely Classic, great looking chairs done with attention to detail and stylish flair. I have some old government furniture that has the same quality construction methods and they are all still like new, no rickets, these should be around for many, many years, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 10-10-2011 04:49 PM

Nice! I’m sure that there was a lot of time cutting and fitting. Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 10-10-2011 05:09 PM

Excellent work and very inspiring! You continue to produce these Mission style masterpieces at a brisk rate.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 10-10-2011 05:14 PM

Beautiful chairs.

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#7 posted 10-11-2011 01:58 AM

Wonderful chairs and spectacular details.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#8 posted 10-11-2011 09:17 AM

Sweet job.

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#9 posted 10-11-2011 01:34 PM

These all look great and very comfy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 02-01-2013 04:38 AM

I have always like Willie Sandry Designs, and there is one particular design that he has which is the Caden’s Desk. It looks simple and sleek, but I like the two drawers, which gives me ample storage for my notes and pens. There is also another item that I also liked which is the nightstand corbels, which three drawers. I had the nightstand made, but instead of three drawers, I had it four to give me ample storage for my personal effects.

-- Eric Bosloor :

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#11 posted 02-01-2013 05:39 PM

Thanks Eric, great to hear.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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