A chair for my office #3: Finished, with reservations

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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 04-04-2008 09:10 PM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a client who’s being a little slow this morning, so I took the time to whip together a seat for my chair.

A few lessons learned:

I really do need to be able to visualize the chair all the way through the seat, the ad-hoc mounting here meant that the seat is a little higher than I wanted, so the backslats don’t ride on my back where I wanted.

The Domino makes joinery almost too easy. I love that tool.

For a real “Maloof” style look I need to be working in thicker wood, on the other hand, ¾” birch actually seems to be pretty darned strong.

And finally, that I should be working down my list fairly methodically rather than throwing things into the queue at random.

Having said that, I think that Charlene and I are going to work on the bathroom vanity and the kitchen cabinets together, and I’m going to try to pull out all of the stops and do a fancy jewelry case for her on my own when she doesn’t feel like being in the shop.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 09:17 PM

Looks good to me. The wood does look like it could be a little thicker though.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 09:39 PM

The finished project looks pretty darn nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 11:54 PM

This is a nice looking chair. You did a good job with this piece.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 04-05-2008 12:47 AM

It’s a good looking chair, Dan.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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