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Project by theoldfart posted 118 days ago 725 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

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin





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BigRedKnothead

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#1 posted 118 days ago

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

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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terryR

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#2 posted 118 days ago

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

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

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Don W

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#3 posted 118 days ago

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

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 118 days ago

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

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Hammerthumb

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#5 posted 118 days ago

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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489tad

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#6 posted 118 days ago

Great looking chairs Kevin.

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

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NickyP

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#7 posted 118 days ago

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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theoldfart

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#8 posted 118 days ago

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)>

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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AnthonyReed

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#9 posted 118 days ago

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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theoldfart

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#10 posted 118 days ago

Thank you Tony.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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CL810

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#11 posted 118 days ago

First rate Kevin!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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theoldfart

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#12 posted 118 days ago

Thanks Andy

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 118 days ago

great looking chairs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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alohafromberkeley

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#14 posted 117 days ago

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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BootsTripp

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#15 posted 117 days ago

Very nice!

-- The Dude abides

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