red wood root chair

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Project by jeffro posted 10-20-2011 07:05 PM 4633 views 10 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Redwood root chair, I saved these roots for a couple of years until I had enough for a nice piece the seat and back are spalted alder burl, what a beautiful contrast the alder was a little soft so I did a two part epoxy finish and took the shine off with 400 grit and steal wool the rest is finished with a satin poly. There is a huge amount of hand work that went into this chair, the results were worth every minute. Thanks Jeffro

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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will delaney

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 07:37 PM

Just amazing. Nature has given you a beautiful blank canvas and you surely know what to do with it. Great work Jeffro.

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 07:45 PM

Are you sure you didn’t buy this at Wallmart in their $69.99 China fabricated Beachwood Collection?

Just kidding, I like the detail molding of the spalted alder burl seat and back. That must of took a lot of time of detail carving/sanding. How did you attached the seat and back to the rest of the redwood root frame? Somehow I don’t think you used scews, maybe pegs?

Nice Job
I always like going back and looking at your driftwood entry way piece and I invite others to do so.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 08:58 PM

Nothing shy of spectacular!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 09:37 PM

A really amazing piece of art.

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

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 09:43 PM

Just an amasing piece of art wowie

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 09:43 PM

You said “chair” but I think ‘throne’ is more appropriate. I don’t think I could sit on something so nice! I’ve never had the gift for this sort a natural look. You sure got it right though!

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!

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#7 posted 10-20-2011 10:00 PM

Now that’s Beach Chair!

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#8 posted 10-20-2011 10:07 PM

Incredible piece of work. What does it weigh.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#9 posted 10-20-2011 10:14 PM

That is a beauty…

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#10 posted 10-20-2011 10:28 PM

Gorgeous chair!

-- Jim, North Vancouver, BC

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#11 posted 10-20-2011 10:36 PM

I’ve kind of run out of things to say to you, Jeffro. They just keep getting more substantial and with more beautiful tones. The pillow seat is exquisite. It’s actually a bit painful for me to look at your work. I love it so much that it gives me just a bit of chest pain.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 10-20-2011 10:39 PM

Just incredible!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#13 posted 10-20-2011 11:02 PM

another beauty.
I always look forward to your next one.
Keep them coming.

-- Mel,

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#14 posted 10-21-2011 12:30 AM

What type of joinery do you use to put that together?

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#15 posted 10-21-2011 12:44 AM

that is just great

-- John

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