Misson chairs

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Project by sandhill posted 09-28-2007 05:54 AM 3205 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can tell I like the arts & craft era designs. Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright’s concept of simplicity in furniture and living space inspire me. Here is something different. A pair of mission 1940s design being made of maple? More pictures to come when they are done. An arts and craft knock down book shelf with a art stand behind it.

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#1 posted 09-28-2007 05:57 AM

looks like you have good start. what finish will you use ?

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#2 posted 09-28-2007 06:31 AM

Hi Dan, I was thinking BLO, then blond shellac. I have been testing some finishes but have not come up with something I really liked any suggestions? I am looking to get a deep honey color but it gets to dark. Thanks for looking

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#3 posted 09-28-2007 06:51 AM

Hi PanamaJack, Yes she is from the Mid-West and has been doing quilting on and off since she was a little girl. Don’t ask how long ago that was. LOL I use melamine pre drilled with simple Home Depots fasteners then edge-banded the arches that come out from the front base line. I constructed the toe kicks first and mounted the top of it and the bottom (no back) each case is supported by the one next to it and it goes wall to wall then I put an “L” bracket to hold each unit to the wall behind where they would be the least visible. It was a real simple project and I finished it in two days tables and shelves and it made big points with the wife. LOL

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#4 posted 09-28-2007 09:17 AM

You do great work. I like the same style of furniture you do, but haven’t attempted a chair yet. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

-- Robb

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#5 posted 09-28-2007 02:09 PM

I really want to see the chairs in Maple. You might consider amber shellac. I used it on an Alder cabinet and was impressed with the golden look. I use a lot of Benj. Moore Benwood stain in Colonial Maple but it might be too dark for what you want.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 09-29-2007 06:16 AM

Hi tom, I will give that Benj Moore a try, Thanks! The chairs are easier then I thought they would be. I have the backs drying after gluing up on a bending jig I made from MDF. I am working on another project right now but hope to get back to the chairs in the next two weeks. I built in bench seating on 3 walls with book shelve underneath and storage in the back. There built from ¾” birch ply and painted to match the new wainscoting ceiling I put up. When there installed I put up a photo for all to see. Thanks for the kind words

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#7 posted 09-29-2007 06:28 AM

Thanks Robb, as I said to Tom “easier then I thought” so far. We will see how it goes when I have to cut the tenons in the back slats with a bow in them. That is about all that’s left to do for cutting all the parts give it a whirl. After the first of the year I am doing a whole living room set and a bedroom set. That should keep me busy for the next year or so! LOL

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#8 posted 09-30-2007 05:57 PM

Those look like they are coming out great!

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#9 posted 10-27-2012 05:40 PM

I have to try these. I think that these are one of the most comfortable chairs out there. Great job.

-- Eddie -

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#10 posted 10-27-2012 05:49 PM

Nice looking chairs.

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#11 posted 10-27-2012 07:11 PM

Thank you guys, Its an old project I did in Florida. I still have them but I don’t care for the cushions we had mad so they will go in the finished basement after I build new ones next year I hope.

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