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Project by kbiniowa posted 09-20-2013 08:36 PM 1549 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed the construction of four chairs in Quartersawn White Oak and two chairs in Quartersawn Red Oak. I can safely say that my two sons now have four chairs each to compliment the tables I made for them.

I posted two blogs detailing how I made a few parts. It is very time consuming to make these chairs, but you truly have a sense of accomplishment when they are completed.

-- Keith - Iowa

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 08:45 PM

Very nice work Keith.

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 08:51 PM

Great job. Love the craftsmanship

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 08:52 PM

Very nicely done with great grain showing.

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 08:55 PM

Great chairs! You can’t go wrong choosing the Rodel plan, it is a great design.
That was a pretty good trick ending up with quartersawn grain on the front of the tall legs.
Did you cut the rear legs from flatsawn stock, or add veneers?

Thanks for posting, and again great job on the chair build.

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 09:17 PM

It turned out beautifully! Nice job. The wood grain is great. The joinery and finish is outstanding.

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#6 posted 09-20-2013 10:29 PM

great looking chairs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 10:34 PM

Great job! I know how difficult those are, I made three of them. Took me four years!

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#8 posted 09-21-2013 07:07 AM

Great looking classical chairs. Nice craftsmanship. I love quartersawn oak, but nowadays in new furniture you see it not very often in holland. Well done

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#9 posted 09-21-2013 12:30 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship. Wow!

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#10 posted 09-21-2013 03:29 PM

Love the style and sure they love them. Real Beauty’s

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#11 posted 09-21-2013 06:45 PM

Very nice! I love craftsman style anything.

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#12 posted 09-21-2013 07:46 PM

Very nice chairs, now you can start on a couple hutches!

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#13 posted 09-22-2013 03:35 AM

Pintodeluxe asked about the quartersawn grain on the back legs. Fortunately, there is a lumber warehouse near my home that provides wood to Anderson Windows, Flexsteel, and many others. When I call in advance, they allow me to tear into pallets of hardwoods and choose the boards that I like (8/4, 6/4, 5/4, 4/4). I made the rear legs from flatsawn lumber with a very straight grain.

If you ever visit Southwest Wisconsin, Northwest Illinois, or Northeast Iowa and are looking for kiln dried hardwoods, i recommend Twin Oaks Lumber. This is a warehouse and production facility. If you know what you want, they will bring the forklifts out and drop they pallets for you. No window shopping. All wood is sold by the board foot.

-- Keith - Iowa

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#14 posted 01-11-2016 02:23 PM

Very impressive, considering something similar myself….

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#15 posted 01-11-2016 02:36 PM

This is a beautiful chair and I love the wood and design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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