Silla Vaquero

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 02-22-2009 06:01 PM 3197 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The name is “Cowboy’s Chair” in Spanish. I’ve heard Mexican vaqueros call their saddle by this name. this chair is for me!! I got tired of the sorry Lazee Boy and gave it away, this is the replacement. I wound up having to hurry so the finish is not up to par, but…...... The wood is Alder. It was in the shop so it got used up. The construction is mortise and tenon. Pretty standard Morris Chair. (Thanks Schroeder and all) The finish is Ben Wood special Walnut with amber shellac as a sealer and Min Wax oil based poly over. The carved leather side panels are glued to 1/4 birch ply and held in with mirror clips. Carleen doesn’t like this method and thinks I should use trim strips in the future. I did the upholstery with leather and laced it on. Again not as good as I’d like but Carleen is always after me to do more “Rustic”. Thar she be!!! The arms have 3/8 inch of high density foam under the leather. I guess that’s about all.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 06:15 PM

Great looking chair, your leather work is always superb.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 06:30 PM

Awesome job Tom!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 06:41 PM

Wow! A cup of mud, a Zane Gray, my dog curled up at my feet and sitting in that chair must be close to heaven….and you are going to go babysit cattle. Something is kittywampus in our world.

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 06:52 PM

Indeed, Dennis…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#5 posted 02-22-2009 07:02 PM

Hi Thomas;

That is a beautiful chair

I think Dennis said it best.

It just ain’t right.

This world better clean up it’s act soon, before it’s too late.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 08:05 PM

Nice chair, I love it

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 02-22-2009 08:05 PM

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 02-22-2009 08:32 PM

You do nice work Thom and very creative as well.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 02-22-2009 08:40 PM

I disagree with Carleen, I think you made a masterpiece. Not a Maloof but an” Angle”. You’ve started a new line of furniture. Beautiful and comfortable looking chair Thos. GB, mike

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

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#10 posted 02-22-2009 10:17 PM

I am in awe.

now THAT’S a chair!

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

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#11 posted 02-22-2009 10:49 PM

This is a great chair.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 02-22-2009 11:32 PM

That is fantastic!! I love the tooled leather panel. I tool leather too; never enought time to tool leather, work wood, target shoot, stock rifles, fly fish, tie flies, surf the web, read books…...................OH, did I mention photography?.............

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 02-22-2009 11:57 PM

That is truly a beautiful chair, Thomas. I think you’ve created something that combines the Arts and Crafts with the old Spanish style into a great looking chair. Thanks for the post.

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#14 posted 02-23-2009 12:20 AM

Awesome chair! Seeing this makes me sad to think you are getting rid of your shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 02-23-2009 12:34 AM

Now that’s a comfy looking chair! The leather really brings it all together. Very cool.

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