Contemporary Coffee Table and Chair

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Project by JordsWoodShop posted 11-19-2011 11:30 AM 2004 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Firstly I would like to say this project was heavily inspired by one of my favorite designers here in Western Australia, John Goulder.
in 2007/2008 I went to a exhibition that was showcasing his latest works and there was one piece that really stood out to me, the “AMORE MIO LOW CHAIR”.

Personally I dont see this project as a copy of his design more of a challenge for myself, at the time the only tools I had in my shop was a cheap compound miter saw, a set of chisels and a very blunt spoke shave. Needless to say I was Determined to make a chair that shared a similar look, I Drew out a couple of plans so I could calculate a cut list and get the necessary angles and started cutting my jarrah. After a while I had a chair that was starting to resemble the design I had in my head.

This project was a bit of a “firsts” project, the first chair, first time shaping timber with a spoke shave, first time doing upholstery,and the first time I realised I knew I would need more tools!

With my limited tools I pushed on and got the chair complete, It is not perfect, But it work’s for me, its unique (despite being heavily influenced by John’s design), and it gave me a nice sense of achievement.

Ok so thats the chair, Lets get onto the table.

The table was designed to match the chair, both in style and size, the legs are jarrah (like the chair) and the top is origin, Once again my tools were limited at the time, so everything was cut on the cheap POS miter saw that couldn’t hold an angle, and the top was all flattened and jointed by hand.

Anyway thats a past project I thought I would share.


-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 04:34 PM

Really like the chair. Cannot see the style, or wood,or construction in your pictures. Intentiona?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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