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Charles Rohlfs Inspired Desk Chair #1

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Project by Woodbridge posted 10-21-2011 01:01 AM 1988 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a chair based on a Charles Rohlfs 1898 desk chair design. I have made two others since then, the most recent one “spoon chair” is posted. All three share the same basic back shape but with slightly different decorative elements. Each also has a different leg design. This chair is made from re-used 3” mahogany baseboard and 2 “door casing, which was planed down to 1/4 thickness and laminated together to make boards and used for the bent lamination.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario





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Brett

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 03:07 AM

I love this chair! You have the serious skills at cool chair building. I have really got to get some of my projects wrapped up so I can try one of these chairs. Thanks for this.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 03:49 AM

Impressive! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 02:22 PM

Inspiring!

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 05:38 PM

thanks everyone.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 05:51 PM

very nice, I’m a big Rohlfs fan, glad to see him get some exposure, and see the wonderful chair you created.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 08:26 PM

Suitable for a modern 21st century queen!

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#7 posted 04-26-2012 03:13 PM

Awesome job!! I have wanted to make one of these chairs since I saw one on antiques roadshow. Great to read that you re-used baseboard.. some of my best stock is from baseboards, porch and deck cut left overs, and dumpster dives.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#8 posted 07-08-2012 03:29 PM

Very well done.

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