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Project by DocSavage45 posted 119 days ago 922 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rehab of a production 1930’s ? Art Deco Chair. I have had it in my home office sitting in disrepair for 12 years and since I opened an office in town I decided to rehab this “Mahogany” chair. LOL!

I thought it would be easy. LOL! I wrote a blog first at request of some of my LJ friends. Go to my blog of the same title if interested in the frustrations of a naive woodworker.

Thanks for looking. Not what I hope to make but it serves a function.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 119 days ago

Excellent rehab Doc. This will make a nice addition to your office.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 119 days ago

Thanks,

Just checked your footstool, Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 119 days ago

Great job. You are learning more daily.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 119 days ago

Just have to remember what I’ve learned Monte. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 119 days ago

All good things come to he who waits, but also to he who sweats, mutters things under his breath and
keeps plugging away at it. After following this chair rehab, I have decided against opening up a business
that requires a waiting room, and/or advertising. Something like fishing without a hook on the line, I do
not want to work anymore, finally got fired from my job last Thursday, so I had to come in early Friday, and
since I came in early, I had to stay late to make up for it. The boss carefully reminded me and the crew,
since I was fired, I would not get a second retirement party unless I provided the beer and food. I was
called back to fill in for an employee that had to have open heart surgery for a new heart valve, and the
doctor finally gave him his work release. Hope your new office has lots of good patients with good insurance
and money.

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

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 119 days ago

Gus,

I’ve a tale of woe to tell there but it’s life. The business determines what you have to provide? Customer is “Always right.” Meaning without them I don’t work. LOL! Been in psych for more than 30 years and it isn’t glamorous. Lots of paperwork, which I hate, but “a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do?” (quote from an old Arkansas farmer I knew :-) )

Hope what ever you decide has a demand. I just won’t rehab chairs for a living . LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 119 days ago

Doc, the chair looks great. You’ve done a nice job bringing new life to this chair. I like the final colour.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 119 days ago

You did a great job, Tom. It was worth it. Now yoy have a unique chair with a story behind.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Benji Reyes

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#9 posted 119 days ago

It actually is a beautiful chair Tom. More than that, it now has your soul in it. I also learned a lot from rehabilitating old furnishings. The stories furniture tell when you start dismantling them. You did a great job Tom. Now when do we see the desk? LOL.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 119 days ago

Peter,

Thanks again for your support! :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 119 days ago

Serge,

Thanks, seems I always have a story. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 119 days ago

Benji,

Wish I listened earlier. LOL!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 119 days ago

Despite your trials, the restoration looks very professional and now you have some stories to go with your chair!

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

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 119 days ago

Thank you,

As soon as I get these pieces finished got to get my dust collection set up, and get started on my stuff. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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whitebeast88

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#15 posted 119 days ago

very nice restoration,doc.it’s a great chair.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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