fur burl chair

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Project by jeffro posted 10-29-2011 10:51 AM 4202 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saved these burley fur roots for a few years until I figured I had enough for a project. The back is birds eye redwood and the seat is birds eye cedar burl, kind of hard to find. I added a before shot of the pile of parts you can kind of see were it came from.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 10:56 AM

Your work never ceases to amaze me. A chair fit for a king!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 10:57 AM

thanks man

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 12:30 PM

Beautiful work. You are an artisan.

I have a question… do you “jig” up a project like that? Also do you sandblast everything?

How much time do you have in a project like this?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 01:39 PM

Absolutely first rate…again!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 02:11 PM

Wow, Your work is always impressive. The change from the materials you started with to the finish product is just fantastic. I live over 1000 miles from the ocean, but looking at your chair makes me want to go to a lake or river and see what I can find to make something from. Great job.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 02:15 PM

Jeffro, That is one nice looking chair. The first picture makes it look like some kind of inspired organic monument. I really like your work, thanks for sharing.
One thing that I must do, like a bucket list thing, is to drive over to your neck of the woods and see one of these creations for myself.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 03:21 PM

I am very impressed with your work. You have a wonderful talent for creating something so beautiful. It could be mother nature’s throne. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 03:25 PM

I just can’t hardly even look anymore. I see the poster and I have to brace myself. It’s insanely gorgeous, just as I expected.

edit: to echo blackcherry below. I actually find it difficult to look at because it’s so beautiful. It’s like sensory overload or something. I’m serious!

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

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 03:53 PM

Oh man you beach chairs are impressive. I can only see some Polynesian King ruling his kingdom from his throne. The wood is off the charts I’m drooling in envy, just spectacular work thank for posting…BC

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#10 posted 10-29-2011 04:20 PM

I’d buy a video of you building something like this if you sold one.
I’m intrigued.
your postings never disappoint.
well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 04:39 PM

As always your work is very creative and fine.

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#12 posted 10-29-2011 05:24 PM

Looking at that last picture to try to see where it came from just proves how good an artisan you are. It
must be wonderful to be able to peel the exterior off that wood and let the beauty show through and then
have the patience to move those jigsaw pieces around and shape them until you have just the right fit and
your project becomes a work of art. Thank you for sharing, and encouraging me to look for the beauty in

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 10-29-2011 05:49 PM

I feel very privileged to have seen this in person, stroked it, and sat in it – like a mermaid princess!
Jeffro, you are one-of-a-kind. Karen

-- Karen and Bill

#14 posted 10-29-2011 06:41 PM

Beautiful, Jeffro !!!


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#15 posted 10-29-2011 08:17 PM

I’ll bet half the work is luggin these things around….........

-- mike...............

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