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Project by theoldfart posted 12-20-2013 11:15 PM 1547 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the past two years I have made a toy chest and a chair/stool for my grandson for Christmas. This year I have a new granddaughter so I asked her mother what would work for them and she said table and chairs. My daughter in law is into mission and Stickley so I found some plans that Gustav Stickley posted in his craftsman Magazine around 1910 (the table will be done in the next month or so) and here is my build.

It was built primarily with hand tools. I used white oak and the seat is Shaker Tape.

The seat backs were steam bent

As soon as I can i will blog the build

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )





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#1 posted 12-20-2013 11:23 PM

They’re just wonderful Kev. Handmade to boot! Thanks for sharing them with us.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 11:27 PM

Looks great, Kevin! Shaker tape, huh? Can’t wait to see that blogged…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 11:29 PM

well done. I’ve got a table I made for my kids. My grandkids use it now.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 11:33 PM

Turned out great. I like the looks of the webbing.

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 11:35 PM

Those came out great Kevin. Glad you got them finished in time. Looks like the little one is enjoying! Well done my friend.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 11:37 PM

Great looking chairs Kevin.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 11:44 PM

These are really nice Kevin. I love the “square” style. And your granddaughter appears to be enjoying her chair(s) as well. Great job.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#8 posted 12-20-2013 11:46 PM

Thanks everyone, and yea Paul finished them with one day to spare!
Terry, the Shaker Tape will be blogged with some staged pics since I was rushing to get ‘em done. :0)>

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#9 posted 12-20-2013 11:53 PM

You did a wonderful job Kevin. Top notch!

Looking forward to seeing the table build too.

Thank you for sharing with us.

-- ~Tony

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#10 posted 12-21-2013 12:39 AM

Thank you Tony.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 01:07 AM

First rate Kevin!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#12 posted 12-21-2013 01:34 AM

Thanks Andy

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#13 posted 12-21-2013 01:48 AM

great looking chairs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 12-21-2013 03:18 AM

Wonderful work, Kevin, I don’t think I’ve ever seen steam bent on a child’s chair before. Love the tape idea. I have a couple of chairs that need new cane seats… I have to look into that tape for them. Hope your trip to NorCal was good.

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#15 posted 12-21-2013 03:44 AM

Very nice!

-- The Dude abides

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