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Project by KnickKnack posted 2199 days ago 1369 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised to make a chair (and a settee, maybe I’ll post that too), and the wife promised to provide the cushions – you can see which of us has kept to the bargain.
I’m new to this, so I try to avoid joints I can’t make with my minimal tool kit, and, as you can see, I go for sturdiness – it’s stood the test for the last month, although it tends to be a bit back heavy. The back angle can be adjusted, although it rarely is.
Ash. The “black wood” is from an ancient french oak calvados (apple brandy) barrel which is that colour naturally – the worm holes in it that you can’t see are less attractive, or add character, depending on my mood. Linseed oil finish (cannot find tung in this country), the second coat (first was thinned, so was the second) of which flatly refused to go in.
Too many mistakes to list, but it works, which was criterion one.
I’ve looked through every picture in the “projects” section, which has filled me with awe, inspiration, jealousy (I haven’t seen any “exotic” wood for sale here in Portugal), and a huge feeling of inadequacy.
Next I’m going to try outdoor furniture, since the lounge is now full (the settee is the size of a church pew), the garden isn’t, and we won’t need cushions!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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Bigbuck

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#1 posted 2199 days ago

Nice chair. It looks good, works, and you learned what not to do. Like they say experiance is the best teacher. Nice job.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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bhack

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#2 posted 2199 days ago

No reason to feel inadequate. That is a beautiful chair and the execution looks great.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 2199 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Zuki

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#4 posted 2199 days ago

That is a nice chair Knick. Sort of looks like you were influenced by a Morris chair design. It looks comortable.

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brianinpa

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#5 posted 2199 days ago

You prove that we are our own worst critic. That chair looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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daveintexas

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#6 posted 2197 days ago

The chair is a wonderful design and execution.
I know you said the back is adjustable, but what angle is it set at ???
Chairs are great projects and hopefully I can get started on a rocker real soon.

Thanks for posting

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