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matthewcressey

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589 days ago

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Hi Im looking at building a chair for my computer desk. Im not that good at jointery yet so I want it as simple as possible yet very comtorable that has arms? I havent been able to find something like this that doesent involve turning and I dont have a lathe so thats out of the question. If you have any advise or a pattern it would be grealy apperiated.


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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 589 days ago

My biggest concern is the chance of getting a comfortable standard chair on the first try. Not likely.

The simplest thing I can think of that is both simple and comfortable is a “kneeling chair”. It is a two level stool that you kneel in and the thing is remarkably comfortable. It keeps your back straight and distributes your weight between your butt and your knees, so it works for long term. This looks like a rocker, but it doesn’t have to be.

I can’t get the image to post. (http://www.bluehen.com/memory-foam-wood-accent-kneeling-chair-p-632.html)

Good luck!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#2 posted 589 days ago

thanks ill try this.

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#3 posted 588 days ago

On second thought now that ive thought about it for a while ive looked at some more chairs and found one I really like it but the jointery is just wedged mortise and tenons. hand but not too complex.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbo=d&biw=2021&bih=979&tbm=isch&tbnid=5x7YZSijrDC66M:&imgrefurl=http://www.houzz.com/projects/48842/Alder-dining-chairs&docid=UmeSk4TuPuh78M&imgurl=http://st.houzz.com/simgs/957159f40fa3745c_15-5614/modern-chairs.jpg&w=550&h=734&ei=Q8XTUPD6Doy40QHv6YGICw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=153&sig=100764511323876542451&page=2&tbnh=144&tbnw=108&start=79&ndsp=76&ved=1t:429,r:87,s:0,i:425&tx=43&ty=87

Im thinking of talking to a cabanet maker neer me that ill be working for next summer so mabye he will help me with it and the steam bending is pretty straightforward anyway.

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#4 posted 588 days ago

That’s a good choice too! Good luck!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#5 posted 489 days ago

Take a look at Chairmaking & Design by Jeff Miller. He shows a number of chairs from very basic to armchairs and explains how to make them. It is a good reference for the aspiring chairmaker. HTH

-- Art

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