Musical Chair

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Project by chidwickschool posted 629 days ago 1804 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here is my sculpted ”Musical Chair”. I have really been drawn to the asymmetrical, organic line of Art Nouveau lately and have applied some of what I’ve learned into a number of recent pieces. This chair is a large studio chair made from ribbon mahogany and tulip poplar. Note that the tulip poplar back support is sculpted out of one piece of solid 4/4” stock. I steamed and sculpted it to get the compound curvature of the lumbar support and designed the profile of the back to highlight the strong character details of the bold colors in the tulip poplar. This piece is currently on display at the Museum of the Rockies along a with many other works by fine woodworking artists.

Note: the lighting at the gallery was great, but since it was directly above, it reflected funny in the picture on the headrest board against the horizontal grain of the mahogany, it is not a different species from the rest of the chair (except the backrest, of course)

-- Andy Chidwick,

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#1 posted 629 days ago

Very, very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 629 days ago

Natural attraction to this great chair. Very cool design, combination and selection of woods.

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#3 posted 629 days ago

Wow! Fantastic sculping talent.

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#4 posted 629 days ago

Many superlatives come to mind but one word keeps coming back … Wow.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#5 posted 629 days ago

That’s a beautiful chair! Poplar doesn’t usually get featured in furniture of this quality. The color contrast draws your eye to the entire piece. Great job.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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-- Joel

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#7 posted 629 days ago

Absolutely wonderful work of art! Love it.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#8 posted 629 days ago

Fabulous looking chair.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 629 days ago

It is perfect and the wood is beautiful. I am so jealous of your skills.

-- "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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#10 posted 629 days ago

Beautiful chair! I love the organic look of it!

-- Dean

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#11 posted 629 days ago

Like the design. Outstanding chair

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#13 posted 628 days ago

Realy nice !

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#14 posted 626 days ago

I’ve always liked departure from the norm or tradition, and certainly like the side trip you took! It is beautiful. Maloof
would have been envious!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 625 days ago

awesome is the best word i can think of

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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