Rustic Cherry Chair

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Project by jaykaypur posted 05-30-2013 11:52 PM 1651 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair started out with 2 main pieces—a barked rough slab of cherry and an old cherry “tractor” seat. I added a 6” wide cherry plank for the front leg. All in all, this turned out okay. It’s heavy and finished with danish oil. Need some more hands-on lesons on joinery but it is what it is. The chair seat is 18” high and the back slab is 37” tall and 10 1/2” wide. Used a drawknife to clean the bark off the back of the slab and chiseled out where the back of the seat sets into the slab. Will probably give/donate it to someone. Thanks for the comments and looks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 12:14 AM

Great looking work. Good to see you going on this.

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

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 01:16 AM

Cool chair. Debarking with the draw knife sure is therapeutic.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 01:26 AM

beautiful !! , goin straight to my favorites

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 02:14 AM

That’s one sweet chair, Jay!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 02:16 AM

Like always Jim it has the best elements, it has your soul in it. I think it’s great and original. Nice job and Cherry is a favorite of mine! Keep on with it!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 02:56 AM

A wonderful rustic chair design Jay. I love to reuse wood products. I just restored a drawknife, and now I have a different use for it. The worm trails give it character.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 05-31-2013 04:14 AM

Awesome design as and beautiful workmanship as usual Jay! Very nice!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 05-31-2013 04:40 AM

Unique as it gets.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 05-31-2013 11:26 AM

you nailed it!!
what a great look
one of a kind

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 11:34 AM

I like it! Great Work!


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#11 posted 05-31-2013 08:21 PM

great chair, I like how you shaped the seat.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 05-31-2013 11:18 PM

Excelent! I´like so much! How many weight is? I´need some chairs for my house…and be waiting for the inspiration!!
Congratulations and nice job.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#13 posted 05-31-2013 11:53 PM

GerardoArg1———-the chair weighs about 40 lbs.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 06-02-2013 02:45 PM

That’s a great looking rustic chair.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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