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sandhill

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09-10-2010 03:54 AM

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My wife is in “Budapest” on business and sent me a picture of this chair and asked if I could make it. What kind of wood do you think this may be? I was wondering how I would go about making the back with the curves?


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#1 posted 09-10-2010 08:19 AM

that could be beach, wich is verry widely used in europe as a cheaper hardwood alternative to oak

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 04:46 AM

the curves could be accomplished by steam bending over a large template, but since the thinknesses are different, you might have to do it as 2 pieces and fit them together. May also be able to get the curve in the middle portion simple by applying pressure since a lot of material is removed…..it could then be fit into the upper portion and held there by tension.

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 05:47 AM

I would think your chairs would be cherry, no? :)

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 05:49 AM

The grain pattern in the first picture is a dead givaway that it was cut from a larger piece, not bent. Oh, and the part below that is called Lattice-Wood. Don’t know if it grow here or not.

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#5 posted 09-11-2010 06:36 AM

If you noticed the grill is all one piece of wood, at least it looks like it is. Cherry? I really don’t know. I think or would guess the wood is native to Europe maybe even Hungry it self. As I understand they are original to the establishment and have been there since the late 40’s.

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#6 posted 09-11-2010 11:34 AM

I agree with rance the top appears to be cut not bent, also the lattice is probably cut with a cnc lathe as all the points are slightly rounded on the inside.As for the type of wood, My guess is beech or sycamore or something similarly fast growing.

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#7 posted 09-11-2010 03:31 PM

Did they have cnc’s back in the 40’s? The wife said they were carved but I didn’t think so, not by hand.

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