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Hans Wegner Danish Modern Elbow Chair

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Project by Caleb James posted 01-01-2013 06:16 PM 2527 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The is a play on the design of the Danish modern chair designer, Hans Wegner. The original includes a padded leather seat but this one I altered the design to include a handwoven rush pattern seat made of danish cord. The back is 1-1/4” thick solid white oak steam bent to a 11-1/8” radius and hand shaped with draw knife, etc.

-- http://www.calebjameschairmaker.com, http://www.kapeldesigns.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 06:30 PM

Beautiful design a wonderful build,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Caleb James

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 06:48 PM

I really like making this chair. I am in the midst of doing 10 right now in walnut but with a little alteration on the cross braces. I will put up some photos when those are complete.

-- http://www.calebjameschairmaker.com, http://www.kapeldesigns.com

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tsangell

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#3 posted 01-01-2013 06:48 PM

Lovely. I’ve enjoyed seeing some of your work, and I even watched your video series on the cord seat. Fascinating!

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Caleb James

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 06:53 PM

Thanks, I am glad you liked it. I hope it helps people explore chairmaking more.

-- http://www.calebjameschairmaker.com, http://www.kapeldesigns.com

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Caleb James

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 06:56 PM

For those that don’t want to fumble around trying to find the video on how to weave a rush pattern danish paper cord seat, this is the link.

http://youtu.be/az5fjeRdt3A

-- http://www.calebjameschairmaker.com, http://www.kapeldesigns.com

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Zor

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 02:07 AM

Holy cow! I’m a sucker for danish modern furniture and chairs in general. That’s awesome. I can’t wait to see pictures of them in walnut!

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Caleb James

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 03:39 AM

I will see if I can get around to posting some more of those then. Thanks.

-- http://www.calebjameschairmaker.com, http://www.kapeldesigns.com

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 06:34 AM

as one who lives in the Denmark and have seen a few design chairs
I think you did a great job on this one and its looking good with the
soap finish :-)

thanks for sharing
Dennis

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 12:43 PM

Excellent job Caleb. I’m a big fan of Hans Wegner and you did him proud. Wonderful…

-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 01:45 PM

beautiful chair and beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 01-02-2013 03:03 PM

Classy , very well executed ! Be proud of this one !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#12 posted 01-02-2013 03:22 PM

Really lovely!

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#13 posted 01-02-2013 03:33 PM

What a beauty! Steam bending 1.25” oak must have been some chore!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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Caleb James

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#14 posted 01-02-2013 06:26 PM

Yes, bending that wood took quite some experimenting to get it done right. I have a video of me bending some walnut backs. That was even trickier. The link is below.

http://youtu.be/Jxt427LhiWU

You really need to know what is going on in the wood to get it to bend with success when it is so thick.

-- http://www.calebjameschairmaker.com, http://www.kapeldesigns.com

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