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Available in May of 2014, I am adding an exterior dining chair crafted using cypress with a curved back and seat. All the fasteners used are stainless steel. It will complement many existing patio and deck furniture styles and round out my offerings of furniture for the deck or patio. I made two prototypes prior to this final version and gave them to my wife to keep her happy.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com





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Loren

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#1 posted 157 days ago

I look at a lot of chairs. Good curves on the seat and back.
Looks efficient to produce.

You could pop it up by steam bending the front legs. Fun too.

Putting screws into end grain may lead to warranty repairs.
Miller dowels are a good-looking option.

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jterry

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#2 posted 157 days ago

Nice, well thought out. Time will tell for sure as to the sturdiness. I like that you have bolts instead of screws holding the seat on. If I were wanting to purchase for outdoor use I would not want the arms. Like the seat and back curves. Looks comfortable.

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pjones46

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#3 posted 156 days ago

Thank you for your comments please keep them coming.

@Loren: I agree with the end grain screwing problem, and am working on that by using cross dowel nut of stainless steel, brass or plastic. The stainless, I have found, are cost prohibitive unless someone can point me in a direction of a good source, and am waiting for quotes on brass (not Rockler). I am also experimenting with a plastic version of the cross dowel nut which could be made in the shop.

As far as steam bending; the labor cost is significantly driven up and I am trying to reduce cost so I can decrease cost and become more competitive with high production manufactures, still giving the consumer an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional sturdy product.

Any suggestions or comments are really appreciated as every one is helpful.

Thank you so much.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 150 days ago

Beautiful and well crafted chair! Great design and wood choice and it looks comfy as well. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 150 days ago

You really did a fine job on this chair.

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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