Stackable Wood Dining Chair

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Project by Caleb James posted 565 days ago 2943 views 33 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a set of chairs that I made for one of my early clients. It has remained one of my favorites because it made for a good photo and I felt like I was getting to the level of work that I was feeling happy with.

Believe it or not, I have a bed design that is a play off of this chair. I just need to make it.


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#1 posted 565 days ago

Really nice idea. Well done.

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#2 posted 565 days ago

nice looking chairs. I especially like the side profile.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 565 days ago

It´s a clever design

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#4 posted 565 days ago

Very nice an practice for store. I´liked

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#5 posted 565 days ago

Super work, I really like it. You might be interested in this if you missed it the first time.

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Good clean lines.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 565 days ago


I absolutely loved that video. Never seen it before. Awesome. I certainly would put to use a 5 axis CNC.

I must say that I prefer mortis and tenon over dowel or floating tenon. Not saying it can’t work but the former sure seems a more long lasting joint. The chair makes me want to see if I can steam bend those curves rather than just cut the shape into the wood.


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#8 posted 565 days ago

That’s really nice. I’ve got some scraps that I think would be perfect for a few of these. You can never have too many chairs.

So are those mortise and tenon joints on the legs? How about the back rest – how’s it fastened?

Very nice.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#9 posted 565 days ago

Pretty smart and unique idea. I definitely like it!

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#10 posted 565 days ago

very nice

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#11 posted 565 days ago

All the leg joints are mortise and tenon and pegged from the inside. The back support is connected with dowels. It is a very rare place that I use a dowel for joinery but for that use it is plenty sufficient.


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#12 posted 565 days ago

Really love the simplicity of these. Nice work.


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#13 posted 565 days ago

Wow! Just came to the LJ home page and saw this in the first position. Who knew. :) Thanks for sharing the love.


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#14 posted 564 days ago

Great idea, and they look fantastic too. Can’t wait to see the “stackable” bed frames! :)

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#15 posted 564 days ago

Great design and practical
I also enjoy cutting an M&T when it fits it
holds, I also like draw pins

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