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A chair

2008-04-04 18:58:47.074226+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Waiting on some hardware this morning, so I put a seat on the chair I've been building. Some previous notes on chair construction and some entries over at LumberJocks.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-04 19:30:59.697914+00 by: m

Way nice. How did you bend the back slats in the chairs?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-04 23:21:16.368136+00 by: Dan Lyke

Took a board, screwed a couple of blocks into it, and laminated them out of 3 layers by bending them around those blocks. It went fairly well, but I've got some ideas for better clamping next time, and I was also not paying attention to how sharp my saw blade was, so the faces of those strips were rougher than they should have been.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-05 11:47:08.158134+00 by: meuon

Classic, yet folksy and slightly eclectic. Nice chair.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-05 13:09:15.640966+00 by: Larry Burton

It's a beautiful chair and it looks like one that will hold up for years and years and be passed down to nieces or nephews. But how comfortable is it. ;)

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-05 16:19:42.466444+00 by: Dan Lyke

Larry, the one thing I screwed up is that the seat is about 2" higher than I wanted it to be , so the curves in the backslats don't hit my back exactly where I wanted. So it's way more comfortable than the one it replaced, but it's not perfect.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-05 22:48:37.59583+00 by: polly

it is very "artsy/craftsman", i love it. make a set!