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Project by Jeff Tobert posted 501 days ago 2804 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago, I made a dining room table for a couple out of solid walnut shown here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/77787
These are the chairs that I made to go with the table. They are made of solid walnut, and again this couple was not interested in eliminating the walnut sap wood, so they look a little rustic. Fairly simple design, curved back leg, curved back slats, wooden seats with contours. The first two pictures are of the whole set in the couple’s dining room. The next 4 sort of detail the process at different stages. Making 6 chairs is quite a production. Lots of operations to do and lots of parts to make at each operation. The most challenging aspect of these chairs was the contours on the seats. I used a Lee Valley pull shave and an angle grinder with a 40 grit flap wheel to do most of the roughing out most of the waste. It was a messy and time consuming process, but worth it.
Here are some additional pictures:



Feel free to critique, comment and give feedback.
Cheers
Jeff

www.jefftobertwoodworking.com

-- All in or give in.





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MonteCristo

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#1 posted 501 days ago

Nice solid, functional table and chairs. The beauty of solid walnut is more than enough. As for other comments, your shop sure is clean !

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Jerbone

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#2 posted 501 days ago

Man that walnut looks great. Is that a difficult wood to work with?

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TheeWoodShed

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#3 posted 501 days ago

I’ll keep my comment simple…. IMPRESSIVE!!!! From the table to the chairs! Great Job!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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sprucegum

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#4 posted 501 days ago

Great job I have done a couple of tables that I am very pleased with but I have never built a chair that I was happy with you seem to have it down pat. Sure would like your plans if you went by one.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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Courtney

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#5 posted 501 days ago

Wow! I love the walnut and all the curves you used. Thanks for including pictures of the process.

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 501 days ago

Very nice ,impressive work.

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 501 days ago

+2 on sprucegum,they all look excellent.
i like building a table but the chairs are a different story!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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david38

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#8 posted 501 days ago

very nice looks like a lot of work

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medsker

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#9 posted 501 days ago

This is very impressive. Good job.

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Roger

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#10 posted 501 days ago

Wow! Very beautiful build. Walnut is sure a beautiful wood to work with.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gsimon

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#11 posted 501 days ago

really good job – thanks for sharing
i think i would have to start 12 to get 6

-- Greg Simon

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 501 days ago

Those chairs turned out just super. And a perfect complement to the way cool table!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jeff Tobert

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#13 posted 501 days ago

Jerbone, Walnut is a great wood to work with. It machines, planes, sands, glues just beautifully.

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Jeff Tobert

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#14 posted 501 days ago

Sprucegum, I make my own plans based on what my clients want. I use Sketchup to model the project in 3D and produce scale diagrams.

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GarageWoodworks

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#15 posted 501 days ago

Outstanding!

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