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Project by mixedmedia posted 175 days ago 824 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st birthday gift for my nephew Blake
Walnut and Maple chair made from parts of an old pallet and kindling, I love using “junk” wood! the seat was milled out on the table saw, using a jig recreated from a YouTube video, then hand planed and scraped to final shape. All of the structure is comprised of through tenons with the exception of the back which uses a dado. the entire chair was hand scraped and all of the edges were eased before finishing, multiple layers of clear coat over the entire chair.
Overall the nephew was very happy with the gift and should serve him for many years.

-- "Waste not, for those whom waste will always be left wanting"





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Nicholas Hall

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#1 posted 175 days ago

Wow. That’s a fantastic chair. Amazing work.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 175 days ago

It looks amazing, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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MarkTheFiddler

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#3 posted 175 days ago

So that’s junk wood!? Wow. Super nice chair!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 175 days ago

It’s a nice clean chair and I’m sure that he loves it.

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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Ruh

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#5 posted 175 days ago

Beautiful lines and the contrasting maple and walnut look awesome together. Nicely done.

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RHaynes

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#6 posted 175 days ago

Beautiful piece—great work!

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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DKV

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#7 posted 175 days ago

I love the simplicity.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 175 days ago

Lovely. Simple and strong lines. Should think that an adult version would be popular as well – and that the chair will scale well..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mixedmedia

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#9 posted 172 days ago

Thanks everyone, this was my first try at a chair and do plan on making an adult size version as well at some point. as far as the wood being “junk wood” that is in reference to the fact that I try to only use wood that has been discarded, most of the time from dumpsters, scrap, or remodels. finding the right piece of wood for a project is half the fun.

-- "Waste not, for those whom waste will always be left wanting"

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 170 days ago

Fantastic chair! Cool design, awesome wood combo and great joints. Great job!

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