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Project by pintodeluxe posted 363 days ago 1823 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an arts and crafts style library chair that I designed. My son Caden and I built it as a study chair for his room. It differs from my dining chairs by featuring arched side rails, instead of side slats.
The lumber is quartersawn white oak that I buy locally and dry myself. The finish is Transtint Brown Mohogany dye, followed by Varathane Dark Walnut stain, and topcoated with sprayed lacquer. I buffed it out with Howards Walnut wax and #0000 steel wool. The finish is based on Jeff Jewitt’s original arts and crafts finish for a dictionary stand featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine.
More finishing information and sample color board can be found here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/35559

The upholstery is goat leather stretched over 2” foam and high-loft Dacron. Goat leather was selected because it is supple, yet amazingly strong. I was able to source it locally, and interestingly goat leather was the variety preferred by Gustav Stickley for his chairs.
The two-part construction blog is here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/35630

Cheers!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 363 days ago

Great looking chair…. Love the style, well done…....

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 363 days ago

Very nicely done. Great detail!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 363 days ago

very nice chair. Nice subtle details like the square plugs. Thanks for inlcuding the link to your stain colour pallet. I am always looking for information on how to improve the finish of my projects.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 363 days ago

Very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brandon

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#5 posted 363 days ago

Simply elegant! I would love to see your house full of all these A&C projects.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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BigRedKnothead

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#6 posted 363 days ago

Very sharp as always. We just need to bite the bullet and buy bungalows to house all our A&C furniture;-)

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 362 days ago

You are a very talented woodworker and, even better, you are able to share your knowledge and skills with an eager assistant. Well done on both counts.

-- Art

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Douglas

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#8 posted 362 days ago

Very nice, added to my favorites.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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pintodeluxe

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#9 posted 362 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments, it was a fun project with my son.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 362 days ago

Love it!!! Gorgeous work as always.

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JHIM

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#11 posted 123 days ago

wow.. ive been looking at all of your chairs and i love them all..nice work

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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