high back torii chair

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Project by jcsterling posted 926 days ago 2519 views 29 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

higher back version of my torii chair. these are approx 37” tall. low back version can be seen at : and

seat material is curly ambrosia maple and the backs/ legs are walnut with a small cherry accent between the uprights in the back.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 926 days ago

Nice job! Is that Ambrosia Maple?

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#2 posted 926 days ago

Very nice! The dovetail is perfect.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#3 posted 926 days ago

Hi John,

Sweetness, I really like the design, and the two different woods complement each other very nice!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 926 days ago

STOP ALL PROJECTS. I really need to know how to make these chairs. Thanks for inspiring.

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#5 posted 926 days ago

Those are two beautiful chairs. The design is great and the contrasting woods look fabulous.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 925 days ago

The seat material is fantastic.

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#7 posted 925 days ago

love the design of the backs…

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#8 posted 925 days ago

My only question is: Yeah they look good but are they comfortable? I went to a very ornate church in Ukraine and they had beautiful looking chairs but to sit for more then 10 minutes was a bucket of pain killers.

They look great, nice contrast with the woods used.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 925 days ago

Unique design and great wood ,fine work.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 925 days ago

thank you for all the nice comments. the seat material is curly ambrosia maple and must been seen to be appreciated.
Michael curtis they are quite comfortable and I could sit for a long time without needing pain killers.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#11 posted 925 days ago

Stunning! Love the wood combination and the wood choice.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 925 days ago

These are truly beautiful. They seem more art than function but the workmanship is exquisite. I especially like the dovetail legs. I will try to import that idea in an upcoming project.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#13 posted 925 days ago

Those are really SLICK, I like them! Just out of wondering, how much weight do they have to them, I am guessing they are stout with that solid walnut back. Have you ever tried maybe arching the back lower leg opening to lighten them?...

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#14 posted 925 days ago

always great John

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#15 posted 925 days ago

Very nice work! Did you break the edges at the base so you don’t have splintering on the edges when the chairs are pushed?


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