This is probably my only shot at a "daily top 15" status at LJ - come on you all!!

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Project by Antti posted 04-20-2013 09:28 AM 3576 views 13 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been making two of these. Its really quite fast; it took me only about 1,5 years… (more due to other engagements as a father of two etc. than just the complexity of the project). Finally the first one is completely finished. The second one is behind by one day of sanding & the 4-5 coats of finish.

The volume of final shaping & sanding was quite overwhelming, and I think I’ll be making square projects for quite some time now.

These were quite clearly beyond my skills, and there is absolutely no way I could have done these without Scott Morrison’s DVD and templates. I highly recommend his instructional stuff if you like Sam Maloof’s work (who doesn’t?).

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 09:48 AM

Beautiful chairs. Fast too . . . I’d take at least five years. There’s nothing like finishing something that’s a challenge, even if you never do it again. Have fun with the square stuff!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 10:19 AM

Beautiful chair and finished much quicker than it would take me!
My top tip to get into the top 3 is to make something for your shop and make sure there is a cat in the picture, never fails!

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 10:21 AM

Sanding does get old, doesn’t it??
I’ve done a few projects that I am so glad are over.
Great chair. Should be top 3…..........................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 10:47 AM

Regardless of how the site treats it or how long these took, you’ve done a beautiful job!

I know the feeling how some projects can stretch… I have a reproduction tea table that’s coming up on it’s first birthday incomplete, and I can’t see myself fitting it in soon! Along the way, there’s been a lot of life lived…

Enjoy your chairs!

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 11:53 AM

Nice chair. I have admired the Sam Maloof style, and have thought about doing a chair.
It does look like a ton of shaping, shaving and sanding, but the look is worth it. But like I say I haven’t done one, so if I ever do maybe I will change my mind.
Your post is inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 04-20-2013 12:14 PM

Very nice.

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

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#7 posted 04-20-2013 12:18 PM

If you did it then it is not above your skill level. You will probably find now that basic projects don’t enthuse you as much. These are really nice. Somewhere inside of you is a rocker screaming to come out.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 04-20-2013 01:00 PM

beautiful chair

-- Joel

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#9 posted 04-20-2013 01:36 PM

VERY NICE JOB ! I love this style of chairs I have to try one myself SOMEDAY lol very good work

-- freighttrain,ky

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#10 posted 04-20-2013 01:54 PM

Awesome job on the chair. I love the lines and buttons. What are the buttons made from by the way?
I was starting to think I was the only one that took 5 years to do something perfect….I’m going to show this to my wife.

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#11 posted 04-20-2013 01:57 PM

Great looking chair, be very proud of the finished product. Anyone with kids still at home and can still finish a chair is king in my book. Very nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 04-20-2013 02:11 PM

Looks great. I like the style of these chairs.

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#13 posted 04-20-2013 02:39 PM

I desperately want to make one of these.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#14 posted 04-20-2013 02:40 PM

Really quite nice.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#15 posted 04-20-2013 02:51 PM

You have my vote for the top three.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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