red wood root chair

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Project by jeffro posted 1047 days ago 3627 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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#1 posted 1047 days ago

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 1047 days ago

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 1046 days ago

Nothing shy of spectacular!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 1046 days ago

A really amazing piece of art.

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

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#5 posted 1046 days ago

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 1046 days ago

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 1046 days ago

Now that’s Beach Chair!

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#8 posted 1046 days ago

Incredible piece of work. What does it weigh.

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

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#9 posted 1046 days ago

That is a beauty…

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#10 posted 1046 days ago

Gorgeous chair!

-- Jim, North Vancouver, BC

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#11 posted 1046 days ago

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 1046 days ago

Just incredible!

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

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#13 posted 1046 days ago

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

-- Mel,

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#14 posted 1046 days ago

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 1046 days ago

that is just great

-- John

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