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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 340 days ago 1904 views 15 times favorited 27 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 340 days ago

Beautiful work Paul

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Lanaug

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#2 posted 340 days ago

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

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 340 days ago

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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jetwhoop

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#4 posted 340 days ago

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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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 340 days ago

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 340 days ago

Very cool and perfect finish

-- Dreaming patterns

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Canadian Woodworks

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#7 posted 340 days ago

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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DGar

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#8 posted 340 days ago

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 340 days ago

Beautifully done, congrats to you and your apprentice.

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#10 posted 340 days ago

beautiful chair!

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 340 days ago

Beautiful!

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

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Canadian Woodworks

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#12 posted 340 days ago

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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DGar

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#13 posted 340 days ago

Thanks, Paul!

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

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#14 posted 340 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#15 posted 340 days ago

Certainly elbow grease but no spit (-:

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

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