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Project by kbiniowa posted 340 days ago 1115 views 3 times favorited 13 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 340 days ago

Very nice work Keith.

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 340 days ago

Great job. Love the craftsmanship

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#3 posted 340 days ago

Very nicely done with great grain showing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 340 days ago

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.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Surfside

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#5 posted 340 days ago

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

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 340 days ago

great looking chairs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Porcupine

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#7 posted 340 days ago

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

-- Joe, South Carolina

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 340 days ago

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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Roger

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#9 posted 340 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 340 days ago

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

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

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iamcliff

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#11 posted 340 days ago

Very nice! I love craftsman style anything.

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#12 posted 339 days ago

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

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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kbiniowa

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#13 posted 339 days ago

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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