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Project by DocSavage45 posted 03-26-2014 05:41 PM 1036 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 03-26-2014 05:55 PM

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 03-26-2014 06:28 PM

Thanks,

Just checked your footstool, Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 06:38 PM

Great job. You are learning more daily.

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

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 06:53 PM

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 03-26-2014 07:11 PM

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 03-26-2014 07:20 PM

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 03-26-2014 07:57 PM

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 03-26-2014 08:14 PM

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 03-26-2014 11:23 PM

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 03-26-2014 11:41 PM

Peter,

Thanks again for your support! :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 11:43 PM

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 03-26-2014 11:45 PM

Benji,

Wish I listened earlier. LOL!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 03-26-2014 11:59 PM

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 03-27-2014 12:06 AM

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 03-27-2014 01:00 AM

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

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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