Gothic Arm Chair

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Project by Borchik posted 01-21-2012 07:53 PM 2833 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Originally designed for his Haynes Pope John Paul II on a Pastoral Visit in Boris’ home town in 1999. This Gothic style liturgical Throne was hand carved from white oak measuring The back rest highlights the old world Gothic styling of the classic archway along with the relief carvings of doves symbolizing the purity and sanctity of the church captured in the work of the 14th century artisan. You will notice the intricate detailing of the Gothic grapes and leaves, the flowing spirals, as well as the 3 dimensional arm supports detailed through the center. This exquisite piece took for approximately 350 hours to complete.
62”H x 26”D x 30”W

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 08:01 PM

This is a great work of art ,not many address the challenges of making outstanding Gothic pieces like this wonderful chair.
amazing workmanship.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 08:16 PM

Holy shit this is wicked great!

Oh sorry :)

Really extraordinary work, that’s an instant fave. It would deserve to be in a museum. I’m really impressed.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 08:20 PM

no words ..

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 08:48 PM

A work worthy of the Holy Father indeed. A prayer in wood.

Pax vobiscum, Boris.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 08:54 PM



-- Robin Renee'

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 09:07 PM

This, and all of your other pieces are simply exquisite.
You are truly a master and we all thank your for letting us admire your work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 11:19 PM

You REALLY do amazing work! I’m in awe of all of your pieces so far!

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2012 12:03 AM

Beautifully masterful work, Boris. I see a lot of similarity between your work and those of Grinling Gibbons. I see something new every time I look at his legendary work. Yours have that quality also. Great !

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 01-22-2012 12:18 AM

I only wish I had the patience. and the talent, of course.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#12 posted 01-22-2012 04:29 AM


-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#13 posted 01-22-2012 05:04 AM

Help! I can’t find my jaw! No words can express how gifted a carver you are. You my friend are an inspiration to us all, I bow my head to you. Thank you for sharing your work.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#14 posted 01-22-2012 07:04 AM

After seeing your crib post I had to look at your other projects….Simply amazing! Your work is a real eye opener on how wood can be transformed in the hands of a master.

-- -Joshuah

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#15 posted 01-22-2012 05:34 PM

Ah ha , I can see why you have garnered those well deserved honors . You are trully a master . Thanks for giving me something to work toward .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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