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Project by alexsutula posted 11-12-2013 05:24 AM 2028 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These chairs belong the dinning table that was posted before this. There are 12 of them. Like the bench, I spent many hours on the design, full scales and mock ups. I made a pine prototype that I use everyday, as it is the only chair in the shop, and the leg design holds up very well. Again, no bending, everything was cut out of solid pieces. I did much of what I wanted to, as far as design, but I was running out of time and had to limit the design for the money I was being paid. Hopefully, one day, I will be able to revisit this design and make it everything it should be. I really enjoyed this build, long with the dining table. My client is great, and lets me do what ever i want with the design and I often don’t even giving him a drawing to approve.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 05:33 AM

Very unique design and and a fine build X 12 wow

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lanwater

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 05:57 AM

Very unique indeed!

It must have been a lot of work to get all the joints at angle.

I like it. Well done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Rick

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 06:09 AM

Very Nice work! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 08:42 AM

Love those type of clients, but that also speaks to the quality of your product. beautiful work on the chairs.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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deon

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 12:42 PM

Great design and execution but I have my doubts about those backward slanting front legs. Chairs are the nightmare of furniture restorers and I have seen some in my time.

-- Dreaming patterns

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 02:17 PM

fabulous looking chair, such a unique and great looking design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 04:11 PM

What a great looking design. I guess your client just trusts your instincts!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 04:50 PM

That is a great design and a great choice of woods. Really incredible work, thanks for sharing this

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Notsquare

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#9 posted 11-12-2013 08:13 PM

Really love the choice of wood, design, and over all shape. I could see this in a nice office or home. Really amazing work. Floored

-- "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 02:41 AM

Very impressive design! I like how the cross brace is set back – more room for feet!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Veto

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 05:11 AM

YES. Thank you for consistently posting photos of your wonderful work. Your OWN designs and your fine display of craftsmanship. It is beyond refreshing to see photos of something other than cutting boards. (but to all those who love making cutting boards keep it up if it satisfies your needs!) I just love seeing your work because it is different, tasteful, and well executed. I’m all about designs that I consider “complex simplicity”, your work is a perfect example.

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exit116

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#12 posted 11-13-2013 03:36 PM

well done, I can see with some small adjustment you could turn these into some bar stools. I like that you kept the pine mock up.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#13 posted 11-13-2013 03:45 PM

It’s a very nice design and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Glen Peterson

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#14 posted 11-13-2013 04:08 PM

Your chair and table are gorgeous. I checked out your other projects. Great work.

-- Glen

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 07:43 PM

When I grow up can I be you?

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