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Project by Rogue posted 628 days ago 1595 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always looked up to chair making as one of the highest forms in our craft. Even as a little kid I marveled at how they were constructed. I’ve always idealized those who could confidently call themselves “Chairmakers.” Though I’m not there yet I relish the chance every time I get to practice this high art in woodworking. These simple oak chairs where a real treat to get to design and build. Every part was fun from designing to scooping the seat. If you’re reluctant to try this don’t be, just jump in the deep end of the pool and start paddling. It very fun once you get the hang of it. And there is nothing like sitting in a handmade chair!

-- Rogue





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 628 days ago

Looks like some great chairs, I agree that chair making is a real art .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 628 days ago

Beautiful chairs, nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 628 days ago

I’m impressed! Good job.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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Bagtown

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#4 posted 628 days ago

Nice job.
I’m always repairng chairs from our cafe and I’m looking for a really solid unbreakable chair design. This one is close.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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dsz123

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#5 posted 628 days ago

Nice looking chairs!

How did you sculpt the seats? Starting a rocking chair project soon, and curious how you attacked that part of the chair.

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stefang

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#6 posted 628 days ago

As usual, you did some outstanding work and also managed to come up with a very pleasing design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 628 days ago

Great looking chairs. Quite a nice design, I like the through tenons and the sculpted back and seat.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 627 days ago

Nice Piece! I have Charles Neil’s Chair Making video. It is the best I have seen to date. Sometimes the compound angles can become confusing for us ametures, but Charles demonstrates a practical way of looking at, understanding and designing chairs.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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MarilynMo

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#9 posted 441 days ago

Do you ever sell your plans? I’ve been looking for one to make bar chairs for our lake condo. I’ve made the table iout of maple and the kitchen cabinets are also maple so I want to try them in maple. I can’t get the backs that thick so I was going to try laminating them. Seats—upholstered so they won’t be an issue. Just wondering about the curve on the backrest and the angle on the legs. Thanks!

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joseph000

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#10 posted 374 days ago

Well done Roque.Very nice chairs.Oak chairs are now very popular Oak is a very hardwearing material and its strength means that it should last a long time unlike other woods such as pine which can be weak and can break more easily.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 374 days ago

These are wonderful looking chairs and seem to be very well made. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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