|Project by AandCstyle||posted 05-23-2013 06:27 PM||1701 views||16 times favorited||19 comments|
These chairs were designed by Kevin Rodel and you may have seen them made by some other people here on LJs, but these are my version. Normally, I design my projects myself, but since I had never made a chair previously, I thought it best to work to a plan this time.
First and foremost, I wish to thank Grampa (Dale) Doodie for his 10 part class on making these chairs. The pictures and his explanations were most helpful. Furthermore, he always responded to my questions quickly and was an invaluable resource. Thank you, Dale! I also want to thank a few other LJs for encouraging me to try my hand at making chairs in the first place. Even though I only made 4 of them, this is a significant undertaking. I have a lot more respect for chairmakers now.
I choose to use qswo since I am a traditionalist and because I like the look of it. Also, these chairs were made to match the table I made for my daughter, SIL and 2 grand daughters. I regret the amount of wood that I wasted. Some of that is due to the design of the chairs but mostly it was due to my learning experiences. I estimate about half of what I bought went into the scrap pile.
I will be happy to answer any questions and thank you for looking.