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Project by jlivingstone posted 2667 days ago 1529 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first started woodworking because of certain projects I wanted to make for my daughter (now 3 years old). This one was a lot of fun, and I’m quite proud of it. Its made out of walnut and finished with minwax tung oil finish.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2667 days ago

and proud you should be!
WOW. this is amazing. Definitely an heirloom

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Max

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#2 posted 2667 days ago

That will be cherished by your daughter forever and pasted down through the generations… Very very nice…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Karson

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#3 posted 2667 days ago

Very nice creation. I like uniqueness within the original concept of furniture. Not a rocker, but a glider.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#4 posted 2667 days ago

Terrific piece! An heirloom for sure. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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FMOmbr

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#5 posted 2667 days ago

Beautiful! Was this of your own design?

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jlivingstone

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#6 posted 2667 days ago

Thanks everyone for the compliments. The design was not my own, I used plans purchased from Lee Valley. There is one on display at the Lee Valley near my house, and my daughter loves to sit in it every time we go. I figured I needed to make my own cause she kept asking me to go so she could play with the chair, and I found myself spending way too much time and money there than I can afford.

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Max

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#7 posted 2667 days ago

I forgot to ask.. Did you do the cane work or have it done?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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scottb

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#8 posted 2667 days ago

Funny how they help us pick what we’re going to make next. My daughter would love this one too.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 2667 days ago

Looks like something a child will never forget!

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schroeder

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#10 posted 2666 days ago

what a great story! beautiful craftsmanship!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2666 days ago

That’s amazing. The thing I like about woodworking is that it teaches me patience. I can tell it took a lot of that to create this heirloom.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jlivingstone

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#12 posted 2666 days ago

I did the cane work myself. It’s the first time I’ve ever tried it, and it’s actually fairly simple to do. I found a website that gave great instructions that were easy to follow. It did take me a long time though, but I think it definitely adds something to the chair.

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Karson

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#13 posted 2666 days ago

Nice job with the caning also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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tooljunky

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#14 posted 2662 days ago

Nice work, the caining is great

-- vlee2@ford.com

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Diane

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#15 posted 2640 days ago

I really love this, everything about it, the design is beautiful and the caned seats are a plus. I have caned chairs and I just love them.

Ok we all spelled caned differently what is the right spelling?

Diane

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