Duplicating a chair base

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Project by Dynamike posted 05-07-2016 02:28 AM 1249 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Customer asked me to fix a chair base for her and of course I said sure. But after looking at it I thought nah, this thing is no good. Bad original design, Poor previous repairs, cracks, sloppy glue joints, department store finish and nails added for bad measure, I chucked it and made anew, with a few design enhancements. Not sure if this constitutes an unfinished project, but it is finished. A little board untwisting was needed. Mortised into hard rock maple, whew, the proper way, this one should hold together no problem.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 12:31 PM

Looks good Mike.

Is this a swivel base? Maybe for a rocker?

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 12:58 PM

Yes it is Joe. It may not be seen by anyone…except the customer.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 03:28 PM

Good job. It’s amazing what furniture mfgrs get away with, especially if in areas not seen.

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