Mission Dinning room chairs

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Project by a1Jim posted 04-13-2014 05:10 AM 2870 views 5 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi friends
It’s been a long time since I posted a project so I thought I’d post my most recent project,6 dinning room chairs commissioned by a fellow Ljs Member who did not have time to build them himself. The customer furnished a photo of a similar chair and from that point I built a prototype and an jigs to help help with the scooping process. At the customers request the chairs are made from alder and will be finished by him. As you can see all critical joints are pegged . This project took much more time than I originally thought, but it all came together and the customer picked the chairs up today, saying he loved them,that’s always great to hear after many long days of hard work to make a project the best you can. I hope they meet with your approval .

-- Custom furniture

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#1 posted 04-13-2014 06:07 AM

Very neat work.

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 06:25 AM

They look great Jim, you made him a wonderful set of chairs.
Chairs, oh the sanding!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 04-13-2014 06:34 AM

beautiful chairs, the scooped seats look very comfy to sit in, i think you said the customer was going to finish them, ill look forward to seeing them totally done, but your craftsmanship is what makes these chairs really shine, great job.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-13-2014 08:01 AM

Beautiful work Jim. Also a lot of work! I have only built one chair, a prototype and it wasn’t easy, so you certainly have my respect for this full set. Besides looking great, Alder, works well and has a nice warm tone when finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-13-2014 08:52 AM

Looks like they were built by a craftsman!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-13-2014 09:27 AM

Great looking set of chairs! That must have taken a bit of time…. but worth every bit of effort. Now you can get started on mine. <grin>

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 04-13-2014 09:55 AM

Beautiful chairs. I like those simple straight lines.Those wooden pins at joints look very good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-13-2014 10:03 AM

now that’s woodworking! Great job I can imagine the hard work you put into those chairs, not to mention the sanding involved.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#9 posted 04-13-2014 10:43 AM

FANTASTIC! Very, very well crafted.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#10 posted 04-13-2014 11:32 AM

Take a seat Jim… oops, I mean Take a BOW Jim, they look very comfortable!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 04-13-2014 11:35 AM

beautiful set of chairs,nice work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 04-13-2014 11:55 AM

Good looking set of chairs. Clean. neat and sturdy, Good Job Jim.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 04-13-2014 12:07 PM

Great job on those chairs, Jim!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 04-13-2014 12:10 PM

Very nice Jim.
That is a lot of individual parts to get just right. I can appreciate the work involved.

Top notch,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 04-13-2014 12:14 PM

A beautifully done set of chairs. I’d like to see what he does as a finish when he is done too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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