|Project by Jeff Tobert||posted 03-16-2013 04:23 PM||5557 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
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:
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