Sculpted Wild Pennsylvania Black Cherry Log one piece Chair with back

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Project by TexPenn posted 494 days ago 1440 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted Wild Pennsylvania Black Cherry Log one piece Chair with back This piece was placed on a radiator heater all last winter & 3/4 of this winter. It dried so much it developed about a 4” pie shaped crack in one part, as you can see in the picture. I then cleaned the void to a nice triangle & perfectly fitted a 4” piece of walnut nicely filling the void. Next I drilled with a 2 foot auger bit for 2 holes for oak dowels that run through the piece front to back. To lock all that into place I used a walnut butterfly & a Cocobolo butterfly. Then another Cocobolo butterfly on an unrelated check also on the seat.
This chair is SOOOOOOO comfortable, it kind of hugs you in to its self. Dont get me wrong, the cherry & walnut are as hard as it comes, but with the gentle curves & roundings it feels as soft as a baby’s behind.
This & others can be seen in my etsy store:

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 494 days ago

I really like these type of chairs

-- 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 494 days ago

great looking chair. I like how you added the wedge and butterflies to fill and stabilize the crack. It looks liek a loy of work to carve out the chair. It does look very comfy.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 494 days ago

Nice. It looks heavy & comfy. How tall is it?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 494 days ago

excellent did a awesome job.
i agree with the others it looks comfortable!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 494 days ago

Thanks all! Its 26 tall over all, with the back 16” tall above the seat.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#6 posted 494 days ago

Your arms must be very sore and tired

-- christine

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#8 posted 493 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 493 days ago

Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#10 posted 493 days ago

Cool project. What’s a chair like that weigh? How thick are those butterfly ties?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 493 days ago

Thanks again to all! The butterflies are 1/2” thick & the piece weighs 72.5 lbs

-- Ted, TX or PA

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