First chair build

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Project by FredIV posted 04-23-2013 11:51 PM 1320 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok. I finalized my first chair build. A little story…...I recently re-finished a 70 year old pine trestle table and two benches for a woman in my neighborhood. I’ve included some before/after pics. The table and benches were both covered with paint, stain, and some sort of poly. I stripped everything down to the bare wood and re-stained and poly’d it back to a much nicer look. (i think). The woman also needed two chairs to be made. She gave me full reign on how they should be designed and finished. I decided to keep it consistent with the old table by building the chairs with a distressed/rustic look. Like the table, the chairs are constructed of pine, that will eventually endure many bumps and bruises for years to come. All of the joints are loose M/T and doweled up top for the ladder back. She wanted to keep things sweet and simple so I decided not to scoop the seats. However, if I ever make another chair, I think I will try to tackle scooping the seat. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 04-24-2013 10:11 AM

Looks like something I would build. Simple, attractive design. I’m not much of one for the looks of a sculpted seat, that’s what cushions are for.

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#2 posted 04-24-2013 12:36 PM

Well done!! Great job, basic and simple design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 04-24-2013 04:20 PM


Nicely done.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 07:55 PM

Nice and simple. I like this a lot.

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