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Project by Phil277 posted 741 days ago 1895 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest issue of Woodworker’s Journal has an article with plans for a Civil War Chair. This is a folding chair that looks like a nice piece of furniture and is comfortable. I made one out of cherry. I decided to use my Shopbot for the mortises on the curved back pieces for accuracy and perfect alignment.
I also did the upper back concave curve on the Shopbot so I could add the “1862” to the part. I really like the chair. When I make another one I will do the other parts on the Shopbot too.
The picture shows the chair ready for the cloth seat.





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 741 days ago

Nice chair. Looks like something useful and beautiful at the same time.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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IndianJoe

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#2 posted 741 days ago

nice

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 740 days ago

Great job a very unique chair.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BilltheDiver

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#4 posted 740 days ago

Great job. I have been looking at that article also. I would not have the benefit of the Shopbot, but I think it is a handsome project. Did you procure the rivets from the source listed in the article or find them elsewhere?

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 740 days ago

This is really nice and you did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck
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-- 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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Ethan Harris

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#6 posted 740 days ago

The civil war period through 1910 is my favorite period of American history and this is an excellent piece.

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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Phil277

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#7 posted 740 days ago

Thanks for the compliments, this was a fun project to build. I went with stainless steel machine screws with nylon locking stainless steel nuts rather than rivets.

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Phil277

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#8 posted 735 days ago

The chair is finished. This shows the chair with the cloth seat. This is a very comfortable, lighttweight chair.

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