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Project by pintodeluxe posted 812 days ago 3106 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another batch of QSWO mission style chairs that I finished lacquering last night. Complete with leather upholstery, they are now ready for the kitchen.
I hear many people are nervous to try building chairs, and I would encourage them to give it a try.
I can’t quit.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 812 days ago

They look good, you convinced me, when I build the new dining room table, I will also build the chairs. I only hope mine come out half as nice of these.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 812 days ago

very nice looking chairs. I like the quarter sawn oak, square pegs and through tenons all nice touches. Making one chair can be a challenge on its own, making six that turn out this nice is even more challenging. Your other set of chairs was also very nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 812 days ago

Peter,
Once you have the saws and router set up, it’s not much more work to make a full set. It does involve a lot more sanding though.
Thanks for the kind words.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Brandon

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#4 posted 812 days ago

Looking great as always. I just started making a mission rocker so we’ll see how that one goes.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 812 days ago

Great job, very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Firefighter

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#6 posted 812 days ago

Great work! This is the most intimidating part of dining furniture for me. How long would you say you have in construction of these chairs?

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Randy Sharp

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#7 posted 812 days ago

Thanks for sharing, Willie. These are beautiful! I’m listing them on my favorites!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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pintodeluxe

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#8 posted 812 days ago

Firefighter,
A set of chairs probably takes me 3-4 weeks of nights and weekends. I start with rough stock and go through the typical steps of stacking and stickering them. Cutting the parts goes quickly, and pattern routing the back legs to a template helps keep things consistent. Sanding is what seems to take forever. It takes me all evening to sand the parts for one chair.
Best of luck!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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sarahss

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#9 posted 812 days ago

wow. they look great

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NWIMatt

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#10 posted 811 days ago

Those look really nice. One of my long term goals is a dining room set.

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tbone

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#11 posted 810 days ago

I like the old woodworker’s saying “If you can build a chair, you can build anything” I believe it to be true, and by the looks of these chairs, I believe you can definitely build anything.

Very nice work. Keep it up.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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Mean_Dean

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#12 posted 808 days ago

Very nice chairs!

If you don’t mind my asking, where did you get the plans for these chairs? I’d like to make dining room chairs for the dining table I just built.

Thanks!

-- Dean

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pintodeluxe

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#13 posted 808 days ago

Hi Dean,
The chairs are my own design, and don’t stray much from traditional arts and crafts design. I wanted chairs that could be built with 1-1/8” stock (except for the from legs), and that would avoid angled joinery. The plans are available on google sketchup. Just search Willie Sandry chairs, and you will find detailed demensions for side chairs and captains chairs.
Good luck!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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pintodeluxe

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#14 posted 790 days ago

Well, I found the two days needed to finish up the upholstry. I used goat leather to match the last set of chairs. The seating is made of 1/2” plywood with rounded over edges. 2” medium density foam is cut 1/2” oversized in all directions, and attached to the plywood with spray adhesive. Foam is stretched with high-loft Dacron batting, and covered with the hides. Finally a non-woven dust cover is added to complete the cushion.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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flathead59

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#15 posted 319 days ago

Willie, I have been hunting for plans for kitchen chairs and yours are great. The only issue I have is not being able to figure out how to download the plans. Are your plans available anywhere other than scetchup? I’m able to figure things out in the shop pretty well, but the software world is a completely animal.

Mark

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