Legless Chair

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Project by Jaeyoel Park posted 02-29-2008 08:21 AM 8218 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Materials : Cherry and Bamboo Nails
Finishing : Shellac
Feature : weaven seat , dry-bended back

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 09:32 AM

great for setting on the creekbank

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 09:47 AM

It’s a nice chair – but where would you put your legs?? I guess the only place that you could sit comfortably would be on a creek bank and let the legs hang over. Nice craftsmanship though.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 12:22 PM

It would also make a nice stadium seat.

Nice project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 01:16 PM

back support in a boat.. that’s my first vision.

Love the curved pieces in the back ..
now does it fold up? I’m confused.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 02:19 PM

I second MsDeb’s comment on the curved pieces in the back – those are really cool looking, and must feel good to lean against, too. The joinery looks very solid and craftsmanlike. Did you have a unique purpose for this when you built it, or was it a concept build?

-- Robb

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 02:38 PM

Great lattice chair. It is wonderful and precise job.
I’m happy to see you, Gahyun father, here^^

-- Libris, South Korea

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#7 posted 02-29-2008 03:12 PM

euh… guys, sorry to disappoint you but this kind of seats, called ”zaisu” are the only ones we do have here at home… actually our sofa is a big, upholstered, comfy version of these.

Do a google search with the keyword ”zaisu” and you’ll see…

They absolutely comfortable and we do everything in them—actually right now I’m sitting in one—. Cajunpen, the last time I checked my legs were still at the same place where they’ve ever been, attached to my butt. :o)

By the way, yours is a very beautiful render of the concept Airjack.

Jojo, shoppless and legless in Kyoto.

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#8 posted 03-01-2008 12:59 AM

I’m sorry to tell you this but some one stole the legs off your chair.

But, the rest of it looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Jaeyoel Park

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#9 posted 03-01-2008 03:57 PM

Hi, Jojo. nice to see you. You are quite close to me. Thanks a lot for your explanation :)

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#10 posted 03-01-2008 07:27 PM

Very nice, it looks like the backrest would have some spring to it.

I don’t think it would be hard for an American woodworker to design legs on it if he wanted.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 03-03-2008 03:35 PM

Hey Airjack, YOU are close to me :o) (Just teasing you).

I do love your design, specially because as you might know, the humidity here in Kyoto is so damn high that in the summer you can’t stand anything upholstered against your skin. When it’s 38º C (100º F for you guys on the other side of the Pacific) and 100% of relative humidity you don’t want to seat on a faux leather for all the money in the world.

Jojo, lots of korean friends here and an american girlfriend living in Incheon right now.

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Jaeyoel Park

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 07:59 AM

Oh, I see.
My hometown is almost nearby the sea,
so I could imagine how you feel those kinds of climate.

BTW, korean people prefers ^^ to :o) or :) for smile-emoticon.
Does it look like more big smile?

Have a good care of your health.
See you ^^

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#13 posted 03-04-2008 03:55 PM

I know about the smileys, same thing is going here in Japan but I’m just so used to the “western” kind that is hard to switch. Also, being 99.9% of the readers from America I guess they wouldn’t understand them. ^_^

Take care!

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#14 posted 03-08-2008 03:06 PM

Hello Airjack;
—-great interpretation of what some in the west might call a ‘low-boy’ chair, although I still prefer ‘zaisu’ and yes, these are most comfortable.

I love the choice of wood you have used here, (cherry) and then what about those bamboo nails….do you make your own? Also, what can you tell us about the ‘wood joinery’ you have used here, and then what I’m really asking is, are you working the wood by the use of hand tools and hand work? As you get to know me, you will find that I am all-ways asking questions….

So much here in the pictures you have posted, shellac finish….do you mix your own, woven and dry bended back, and what is the process….?

Well I don’t want to exhaust you so I will stop for now, but let me say thanks for sharing this project with us here at LJ, welcome to LJ and may I say,


-- --frank, NH,

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Jaeyoel Park

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#15 posted 03-10-2008 03:59 PM

Hello, Frank :)
Bamboo nails … I actually use chinese bamboo chopsticks just for my convenience sake.
It acts as kind of peg.

When I made this, I needed only one for myself.
so, I didn’t want to make any template for frames and for back.
I just shaved wood of my free will with my Spokeshave.

and, banding for back…
I used two pieces of lattice made out of cherry.
Each lattice has about 1/10inch thickness.
The curvature I could make simply with the vertical lattice and the angle of joinery.

Sorry for my poor English.
I wonder I could make you understood.

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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