Sassafras Therapeutic Chair

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Project by oldrivers posted 03-09-2014 12:43 AM 1120 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Sassafras Chair for My wife she will have Hip replacement surgery next week and _ the Doctors recommend the knees to be slightly below the hip in a sitting position, the seat height is critical and is directly related to the height of the person. Long story short we did not find what we were looking for so! I built her one from Sassafras to fit her seat high. She is regularly using it now (even before Surgery); _she says it is far more comfortable to sit in and makes sitting and standing form the new height is so much easier she can use the chair arms as support . I designed the chair for her height and incorporated a lumbar section on the back rest I also set the arms to a comfortable height for her. The Materials are Sassafras, The seat cushion has a 2” foam padding, I used Mortis and Tendon joinery and finished with Tung Oil

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 12:58 AM

It was very nice of you to build this project for your wife, we wish her a speedy recovery on her hip replacement.
And you did very nice job on the chair.

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 01:23 AM

Very nice, well done

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 01:44 AM

That’s high quality work. I love the curves in the back. I look forward to the day I can do something so detailed.
Thanks for sharing with us!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 01:46 AM

Looks great! Love the wood choice.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 02:24 AM

Very intelligent build. Very nice looking work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 04:09 AM

Very nice build with this chair, great craftsmanship. Nice flowing curves, custom dimensions to fit, beautiful wood, one very beautiful chair. Best of wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 03-09-2014 04:34 AM

Great job !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 03-09-2014 05:04 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed & Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#9 posted 03-10-2014 12:14 PM

Thank you all very much for your encouragement. A special thanks for your well wises for my wife, we covet your prayers. O’Neal

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 03-10-2014 02:06 PM

That’s a great chair and sounds like it is exactly what your wife will need. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 03-14-2014 11:54 AM

Very nice chair and wood choice…great job…also wishing your wife a speedy recovery.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 03-14-2014 07:37 PM

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes my Wife came home today she has been sitting in the chair 95% of the time after arriving home. Doctor Said it was the most worn out hip joint he had seen but the surgery was Super, she is virtually pain free walking with no more limp. _The question now is, how do I keep up with her now? _All I can say is to GOD be the Glory, Amen. May you all be blessed, O’Neal

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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