Jefferson Chair

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Project by BrianM posted 2294 days ago 3525 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many of you have probably seen this and it is from a plan at:

Thought it would be a good idea to post the source of plans here if you did buy it. I know I’m interested in the rocking horse plans in a previous post and look forward to the source.

I don’t make them anymore (made 28 of them and tired of it), but I can tell you they create a lot of interest and are a good item to sell. I made most of mine out of cherry.

You can easily imagine them in a old log cabin where space was a premium. The item provided seating, ironing board or table and a ladder.

The images are small so are not clear until you enlarge them.


-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#1 posted 2294 days ago

yah this is great… am picturing several around a table—can pull them out as serving boards.. push them to the cupboards to get that rarely-used dish from the top shelf.. pull it back up to the table for seating… uh huh.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 2294 days ago

Hi Brian,

This is a very interesting project. It is hard to see the details on it due to the picture size but I do like the first picture demonstrating how to switch the chair back and forth. I have not seen that before.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 2294 days ago

Great chair! I have always heard that it was a Ben Franklin chair.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2293 days ago

The pictures are not getting enlarged.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 2293 days ago

This is a neat project. It looks like you did a fine job making it. This is clearly on my to do list.

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2293 days ago

this is a well done posting. chair looks like a fun project.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2293 days ago

very cool!!

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Paul M

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#8 posted 2293 days ago

This will not be shown to my wife

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

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#9 posted 2293 days ago

This is a great chair. Could you make one more with lobster shell inlays?

-- Tim

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#10 posted 2289 days ago

That would be great for a small apartment or college frat house.


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