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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 09-26-2013 12:38 PM 1974 views 15 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sculpted dining chair built from solid Walnut and Curly Maple was designed by me and built by my self and my apprentice who did 80% of the work of course with a few pointers.

The chair has Maloof joints to attach the legs to the seat…...strong!

The back braces were formed using bent lamination, highlighted with some beautiful Curly Maple on the front of the …... Strong and Beautiful of and just the right lumbar shape (-:

The seat has been hand sculpted to hug your behind just right

The Walnut used turned out to have some nice curl figure in it as well, this is my 3rd version of this chair and I think I’ve got it just about right.

Thanks for having a look, now go cut some wood. If you want your family to leave the table don’t build chairs like this!
Paul

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com





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#1 posted 09-26-2013 01:32 PM

Beautiful work Paul

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 01:35 PM

that is a really beautiful chair, I never get tired of seeing the Maloof joints.

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 01:39 PM

Thanks Jim.

Lanaug
I think it’s the squareness of the tongue and grove meeting the round sculpting that I really makes the joint pop

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 01:41 PM

Great work. A Maloof styal chair is on top of my list to eventually make. One day, I hope it might look close to as nice as yours.

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#5 posted 09-26-2013 01:44 PM

jetwhoop – Oh you’ll get it done, just take the leap and have fun

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 02:22 PM

Very cool and perfect finish

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#7 posted 09-26-2013 02:31 PM

oh yes the finish…... sanded to 500/1000 then burnished with a wool pad about 5 minutes….. then apply 3 part oil/poly mix…... equal parts BLO,RAW tung and Poly wipe on 30 minutes…... wipe off…... repeat steel wool between coats

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 09-26-2013 03:14 PM

Paul -

How do you finish your final coat of the 3 part mix? I’ve been using your formula on Walnut and Oak, and I always wonder what to do after the final coat dries.

-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 03:30 PM

Beautifully done, congrats to you and your apprentice.

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#10 posted 09-26-2013 03:57 PM

beautiful chair!

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 09-26-2013 04:38 PM

Beautiful!

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#12 posted 09-26-2013 05:18 PM

DGar – The final coat usually ends up being with a semi gloss or satin poly (same oils). I build the finish using a gloss poly to not add any clouding through coats 1 to 3.

The last coat is applied and wiped off, make sure to re wipe after 30 mins just to make sure you got everything…. Very important…. The finish gets left as is, holds up really well. I just saw my cafe and bar stool I took to a gallery almost 2 years ago and to me they look better then when I dropped them off (-: I think it’s from all the traffic the pieces get with everyone rubbing and sitting, peoples natural oils seem to buff these pieces as they get used. Even to this day I find my self massaging the base of my sculpted coffee table legs with my feet when I’m relaxing….. which is not often enough!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#13 posted 09-26-2013 05:32 PM

Thanks, Paul!

-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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#14 posted 09-26-2013 06:52 PM

very nice chair..looks military spit-shined!!! :-)

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#15 posted 09-26-2013 06:55 PM

Certainly elbow grease but no spit (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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