low-back dining chair

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Project by scoot1111 posted 11-06-2012 02:11 PM 2438 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

once again, kudos to sam maloof. he has been an inspiration since I first saw him on the tv, but didn’t start furniture until at least a decade later.
this chair started as a prototype but ended up delicious. It is baltic birch plywood (seat), wormy maple (legs). with sam’s joints….beautiful and strong. I am doing on now in black walnut which is turning out nicely, a little more refined and softer. paz, scott

-- scott

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 03:21 PM

You’ve created a beautiful chair that’s both elegant and simple at the same time.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 03:29 PM

That chair maybe look simple but I love it . That is very artistic and sumptuous !

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 03:56 PM

Good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 05:48 PM

Nice tribute to a great man, I’m sure he is smiling down on your results. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 06:19 PM

That looks great. I have been considering making a chair like that for a long time. The seat is my biggest concern. Yours has a flat seat and I was wondering if it was confortable?

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 06:31 PM

thanx all. the seat is ok, but the black walnut one i’m currently working has a sculpted seat

-- scott

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#7 posted 11-06-2012 06:55 PM

Really nice piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-06-2012 09:10 PM

That is modern art right there! Stunning !!!

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