Beetle Kill Pine Live Edge Dining Chairs

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Project by RockyBlue posted 1041 days ago 2290 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chairs are 20” wide between the live edge armrests, and the seat is around 17” deep. These have a nice throne feel to them. The seat height is 17” and overall height is 40”. I used 30 beadlock joints in each chair and a few pocket hole screws to secure the seat to the frame. So 120 tenon joints and a full bottle of Gorilla Wood glue later, they are rock solid. The legs are 1 3/4 square and all the rails are 3/4. The upper backrests I cut from slabs and are also 1 3/4” thick. I was very happy the customer asked about adding some live edges, they are my favorite. Its a challenge to find just the right places for live edges so that its a nice mix with the traditional lines.
The backs tilt back at 5 degrees for comfort.

These chairs were commissioned to go along with a barnwood table being built by someone else. Too bad, since they go well with my big dining table. Oh well, someday I will get a chance to build a set for myself.
Finish is tung oil.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 1041 days ago

That’s a really nice looking set. Wouldn’t mind having that myself but, alas, no ambition in that directon

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 1040 days ago

Very nice! table and chairs.

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#3 posted 1040 days ago

Very nice. I really like the blend of finished with the live edge.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 1040 days ago

beautiful work. The live edges make this really unique and interesting!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 1040 days ago

I REALLY like these. A new dining room set is in my future, and I would love to have something like this.

-- Glenn, Arkansas

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#6 posted 1040 days ago

Have never turned blue pine before. I love the legs on the table, Ill have to give that a wirl. Great chairs, love the backs.

-- Rogue

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#7 posted 1040 days ago

Those chairs look inviting!!! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 1040 days ago

Great Set of Chairs!!
They have that look… that they’ll be around for a looong time!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 1040 days ago

As usual, your work is astounding! Great look.



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#10 posted 1039 days ago

Very, very nice work, as is all of your projects. I like the natural wood, it gives them a log cabin look. Keep up the great work.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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