Chair project

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Project by Kaleo posted 05-20-2007 12:37 PM 2878 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this it the lastest project of mine. It started out as a completly different chair and ended up like this. It is made of tasmanian blackwood and brazilan walnut. The seat is hand shaped to dip in the middle and rollover in the front. The back is also hand shaped and it’s on a pivot, so when you sit back in the chair the back pivots to your angle of sit. This project wasn’t my favorite. But I like the result.

-- Kaleo ,

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#1 posted 05-20-2007 12:52 PM

great geometric feel – lines contrasting with the curves that you described. Nice.

Love the idea of tilting back. I can feel the comfort already.
Very nice.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 05-20-2007 01:49 PM

another nice engineering feat and comfortable looking chair. Are you still in school? I’m looking forward to seeing more “kaleo” items!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#3 posted 05-20-2007 02:42 PM

Thank you both. Yes Mark I am still in school, for at least another 6 months or so, and then back to the states to find a job. If anyone knows of any makers that need a man ,let me know.

-- Kaleo ,

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#4 posted 05-20-2007 05:21 PM

Kaleo, your work is always impressive. I don’t expect that you will find it too difficult to find a custom shop that’s needs an artistic craftsman like yourself.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 05-20-2007 06:01 PM

I like that pivot feature.

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#6 posted 05-20-2007 06:02 PM

A nice job Kaleo. It reminds me of a Morris style chair for some reason, but without all the bulk.

I bet you will find some work when you return. You should set up your own custom furniture shop. The work you do should sell!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 05-20-2007 06:02 PM

Incredible craftsmanship. It’s just at another level. Thanks for sharing.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 05-20-2007 07:00 PM

pivoting back – great idea. allows for a custom fit no matter how you sit or slouch.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 05-20-2007 08:05 PM

Unique in every way Kaleo. Quite the chair. I like making them. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 05-20-2007 08:16 PM

Kaleo, very nice, I love the idea of the two woods. I really gives it a character of it’s own. In trying to decide where to go when you return to the States, I would vote for Seattle, there’s more choices of wood stock. Or you could join us in Alberta, Canada where there’s such an oil boom going on, you can print your own money. Cheers, johnt

-- jft

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#11 posted 05-21-2007 02:16 AM

Interesting project.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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