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Project by jeffro posted 03-09-2012 04:04 PM 2880 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a pretty cool chair, built custom for some folks I met at a show. I built a little table off one side that can be an arm rest too and let some roots go wild at the top to hang things from. Built from cedar roots, the seat is a big chunk of root too, I love the compression grain in a good root bend its always a treat to put the finish on and watch the ripples pop. The last picture is my brother, sometimes I can talk him into taking his shoes off and sanding awhile.

Thanks LJ’s
www.jeffrouitto.com
www.facebook.com/jeffrouitto

-- Jeffro,knockonwood





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jeepturner

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#1 posted 03-09-2012 04:18 PM

Another beauty, Jeffro
I like the built in hat rack!

-- Mel,

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KMT

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#2 posted 03-09-2012 04:47 PM

Thats amazing! Great work.

-- - Martin

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 03-09-2012 04:48 PM

I am so glad that you do the work you do, and get paid for it :) It is your eye and maybe good luck that enables us to see these pieces in a new form. By luck I mean finding these gifts from nature. But it might be that’s where you live?

Nice design, great eye movement and color. I am soooooo envious of your talent. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-09-2012 05:04 PM

This is really cool. Takes a whole different type of imagination to create these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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jeffro

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#5 posted 03-09-2012 05:04 PM

Thank you much Doc, it is a gift to find such great treasures and build with them, and what a treat it is to share with all of you lumber jocks.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 03-09-2012 05:13 PM

Looked at your website. Very impressive work. You also accel at doing photos of your products. Something that I know I personally stink at. My hats off to you for all you do.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-09-2012 05:23 PM

Beautiful natural lines. I love the little detailing highlighted in the 5th photo. Cool… really cool chair.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 03-09-2012 05:25 PM

I’m stuck with walnut trees everywhere. LOL oak and ash. It’s southern MN. The prarie! But that’s where I live. Sigh!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 03-09-2012 05:56 PM

beautifull!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 03-09-2012 06:41 PM

Great creation. I didn’t realize how tall it was until I saw the last photo of your brother standing on the seat.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Mark A. DeCou

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#11 posted 03-09-2012 07:30 PM

of all the chairs I’ve seen in my life, including Maloof’s, I really think I’d prefer to have one of yours than any of the others. Just outstanding work man. You are at a level of your own.

Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Uffe

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#12 posted 03-09-2012 07:40 PM

WHOA!! I didn’t know such woodworking creativity even existed! Very cool!

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#13 posted 03-09-2012 07:40 PM

I really don’t even want to comment on your projects anymore because I pretty much injure my chin on my keyboard every time I look at your pictures :))))) Words to describe what you do just completely and totally fail me.

Keep em’ comin’.

TZH

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Wood-Renaissance/361417090585685

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#14 posted 03-09-2012 10:58 PM

Now that’s art, i like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 03-09-2012 11:04 PM

You make the coolest chairs! Amazing talent.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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