Fan back . made from recycled wood (pallets) .

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Fan back . made from recycled wood (pallets) .
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I made this one using the details in a Kasey book on windsor furniture . This was the 4th chair I made , quite difficult then especially turning the posts , I had to invent a steadying device for my type of lathe , if I ever need to make a steady again I will make one along the lines of the latest Peter Galbert has come up with , all you chair builders if you dont already know his chair notes page ( Peter Galbert , search ) , you dont know what you are missing , the man is a living legend .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . [email protected]

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David Craig

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 02:19 PM

Very sweet looking chair. Were the spindles also made from pallet wood by glue ups? Or did you use the cycled wood solely for the seat and the chair backing?


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 02:20 PM

With pallet wood? Amazing execution. Just being able to build this kind of chair is amazing to me.

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 03:15 PM

wow normaly this would be a great chair but the fact it is made with pallets that just makes this chair even better…

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 04:42 PM

If pallet wood had brains it would think it has moved from rags to riches. Great chair.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 06:01 PM

Good one Mike
I agree a super chair very well done.


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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 06:11 PM

AWSOME AND WOW. You did a great job on that chair. Totally awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 12-16-2009 08:57 PM

el libro de john kassay es uno de los habituales en mis trabajos,y creo que esta silla es la numero 21(lisbon,connecticut,about 1807) con la diferencia del asiento laminado.buen trabajo

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F Dudak

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#8 posted 12-16-2009 11:16 PM

Great chair!! I have the book but have not yet attempted any of the chairs. This has inspired me to give it a go.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 04:40 AM

I tried working with wood from a couple pallets. Everything I made looked like a pallet. Excellent work!

-- Kris

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 01:57 PM

Thankyou all very much,it is very encouraging to read your comments , it helps me to continue with the rocking chair Im making at the moment , its also from pallets , skids and any hardwood destined for the bin or in the bin from when I worked on construction sites . Yes all the parts in the above chair are from pallets except the crest which was a 4×4 I stopped and picked up from the middle of the freeway before it caused an accident , it steam bent very well even after a few years . My good people believe me when I say the nicest looking chair I have made is a continuous arm from recycled wood ( the arm I made from a mates tree he was clearing away ) , I took it to Ireland years ago , I will try and hunt down a photo .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . [email protected]

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#11 posted 04-16-2010 10:03 AM

Wow. Truely amazing. Anyone who can make a chair likthis a craftsman, you take it beyond using recycled wood.

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