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I like the way this night-time picture of my recent
chairs emphasizes form over color or figure.

Walnut with quartered white oak back slats. Curved
parts were steam bent except the armchair front
legs and armrests.

That’s a dirty hardboard template dropped into the rabbet
of the armchair, not a cushion.

-- http://lawoodworking.com





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stefang

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#1 posted 216 days ago

Nice work Loren. I like the design. They look like they will be very comfortable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 216 days ago

I like this picture. I have never tried steam bending, or chairs yet. Chairs are high on the list for 2014.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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404 - Not Found

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#3 posted 216 days ago

Very nice Loren, they have a classic form but remain distinct. I especially like the shape of the front legs on the carvers, the proportions on both look just right. Hope they are a success for you, Happy Holidays.

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 215 days ago

You now have the Captain’s or Father’s chair and the rest of the set, when does production begin? Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 215 days ago

Beautiful chairs Loren. Very elegant looking.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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theoldfart

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#6 posted 215 days ago

Like the combination, what will the finish be?

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

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Loren

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#7 posted 215 days ago

I’m leaning towards oil. These are prototypes meant for
photography purposes.

I’m kind of burned out on the project right now -
there were a lot of jigs and mockups and annoyances
in figuring it all out. I still have to do the slip cushions,
do the photography, figure out how to price them,
which way to approach the market…. kind of ugh,
at this moment. I won’t produce them on spec for
the time being… the design will have to prove it will
sell readily at a price that works for me before I commit
the time to making chairs for future customers.

Thanks for the compliments. I totally encourage any of
you to pursue making a dining chair. It’s a pain to
learn but it can turn out better than you might
expect. This one did. It started out as a
mockup of a chair from a book but evolved into
something very different.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 215 days ago

I know the trials and tribulations you went through to build these but they turned out VERY nice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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RKassen

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#9 posted 213 days ago

Those chair look great! A set of chairs is on my list right after I finish my dining room table :)

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