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Project by bigbullets posted 653 days ago 5342 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always been intrigued by the Arts and Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. This chair took about 3 months to complete the construction, but the upholstry was a challenge trying to find the right places to go without spending a fortune. The cushions still need some work because all I could find cheap was medium density foam, so the back cushion is like a rock, so it will be restuffed with Poly fiber. The chair is mostly quarter sawn oak in the noticable areas and plain sawn where you cant see it to save money. Finally i finished it with a General finishes antique cherry with 3 coats of watco medium walnut, and then topped with General finishes semi-gloss poly.

-- "good night Chesty Puller, where ever you are"





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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 653 days ago

Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 653 days ago

Looks nice good job! And welcome to LJ’s!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 653 days ago

Looks great. Now I’m going to have to build one.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 653 days ago

Nice project and good job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 653 days ago

Cool looking chair nicely done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 652 days ago

Great work on the chair. Beautiful piece of furniture. Did you make the cushions?

-- "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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bigbullets

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#7 posted 652 days ago

I did the bottom cushion I had the back cushion shell sewed by an upholsterer

-- "good night Chesty Puller, where ever you are"

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bigbullets

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#8 posted 652 days ago

You guys are very kind. no haters here!

-- "good night Chesty Puller, where ever you are"

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Alongiron

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#9 posted 652 days ago

Paul; From one Arts and Craft furniture make to another, that is one very nice chair. I love the grain pattern and the pegged M/T joints. It looks like you got all the details just right.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 652 days ago

Well done!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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fritter63

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#11 posted 652 days ago

Very nice! Did you use straps for under the seat?

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spunwood

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#12 posted 652 days ago

I’ve been in the middle of a arts and crafts build for a while, just trying to find time here and there, so thanks for the inspiration. Well done!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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NormG

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#13 posted 650 days ago

Great piece, well done and will be passed down for sure

-- Norman

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dshute

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#14 posted 650 days ago

You did a nice job keeping with the authentic look of the arts and crafts look and build. Nice job.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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