Cherry, charry baby

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Project by Rogue posted 818 days ago 1315 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love my job! When you get to work on projects like this it makes all the headaches of running a business almost seem worth it. “Can you remake our old Scandinavian chairs”, “Sure,” I replied. Her husband wouldn’t let her throw out their originals which had been passed down by grandparents because they were so comfortable… the chairs that is, not the grandparents. So we made some minor modifications to the design and built her a couple. Just in the nick of time too, I sat in one of the old ones the other day, it broke and I nearly broke my @#$. If you know what I mean. Anyhoo I replaced the original jointery with some strong and attractive Maloof style chair joints and walla. I got the chance to build a dowel making jig I’ve been dreaming up. I should put that on here one of these day too, it works mighty slick! These babies are made out of cherry, (hence the throw back tune for the title) and finished with good ol tong oil. A friend of mine did the upholstery.

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 818 days ago

Outstanding work. Very clean. I love it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 818 days ago

Great work Rogue. I wouldn’t mind having these myself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 818 days ago

good looking modifications to the original design, really gives them some clean lines.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 817 days ago

what a grand piece this is, yes you were a lucky man, i love cherry, its very inviting of coarse your choice of joinery is a classic,is the maloof style which is so strong..i hope you will get more things to build that make you happy,,,very good project,grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Great job! Glad you enjoyed doing it and hopefully will get good use out of the dowel making jig.

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#6 posted 817 days ago

Beautiful chairs. I like that you improved the joinery from the original version.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Those are beautiful and would look great at my brother’s river cabin in the mountains.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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