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Project by Joe K posted 06-07-2013 08:26 AM 738 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’ve always been a rough carpenter type. House remodels 2×4 and plywood type things but I have recently wanted to get into more fine woodworking. This is my first attempt at a finer woodworking type project. Getting acquainted with my table saw for more precision cuts as I have never ripped rough stock down to working sizes that i wanted but now I’m hooked!
I made this small chair for my 1 and half year old son. It is made from scrap wood, mostly cedar, from a casket company that sits out all their scrap for free. I made it a experiment of different joints. Half laps, doweled butt joints, and 1 attempt at a mortise and tenon that didn’t quite turn out all that well but a good learning experience. A much different experience than my usual slapping dimensional lumber together with a framing nailer. I am happy to say the only nails (brad nails) used in the project were to mount the slats on the seat and back. I will be building a small tray/table to match it that he can sit and eat his snacks on.
I will be building a set of end tables for some friends that are getting married this summer as well which i am very excited about starting!
Thank for looking

-- But by the grace of God I am what I am... 1 Cor 15:10a

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 09:47 AM

Nice job, I’m sure your boy loves it. Well done, and look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 12:07 PM

Great job! I’m sure your son will love it. Keep up the good work, and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 01:00 PM

Good first chair..keep up the fine woodworking .


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#4 posted 06-09-2013 12:07 AM

Hey it looks great I’m sure hell love it,

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 04:42 PM

Looks good and sturdy for a first. I’m sure it will get plenty of use. Well done!

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 12:36 AM

Wow great job! your little boy is so cute!

-- live life to the fullest!

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