Wegner inspired dining chairs

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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 07-25-2017 08:58 PM 1734 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And finally they were done! After two years in the making and three in process I got my Wegner tribute chairs finished. This was the project that got me started having ambitions regarding furnituremaking and craftsmanship in genneral so feel this is a sort of exam I have been through. Interesting, challenging and have learned a lot!

European elm, homemade oil finish and paper yarn weave.
Have a look at my blog series on how this design came about

Hope you like it. Let me know what you think!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 10:53 PM

Congrats. They look extremely well done.
The woven seat started out in plastic if I remember correctly. This seat looks a lot better.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 11:24 PM

I read the blog then looked on Projects and here they are. They are so sleek and simple but really stand out. Very well done!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 07-26-2017 01:15 AM

They look elegant, and, more importantly, comfortable. I think Hans would have liked them.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#4 posted 07-26-2017 01:18 AM


-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 07-26-2017 02:34 AM

Dude, this is a perfect example of a posted Project/Blog that although doesn’t appeal to my aesthetic nonetheless appeals to my love of a well-crafted/well-documented project. Thank you SO much! This is why I love this forum!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 07-26-2017 04:48 AM

Really really really nice. I love the simple elegance of the chair. May I suggest square/round legs instead of round legs. The square/round is the square with heavily rounded corners. I think it would match the back rest betters. But regardless, great chairs bro.

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#7 posted 07-26-2017 05:29 AM

Thank you so much gyus!

Steve: Thanks. Had a bit of creative process about the seats and finally decided to skip the pallet straps. They were fun but not the rigth choise here.
Earl: Glad you like them. “Sleek and simple” is the exact design criteria they are made after. Glad you like them
PaxJen: That is a fine compliment – Wegner would have liked that!
CaptainSkully: Glad you enjoyed the read. I enjoy well documented work and try to strive for that here.
Hazem: That soundls like it could look great. This design called for turned parts but would love to see one made like you described. Perhaps a project to take on for you?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#8 posted 07-26-2017 11:53 AM

These chairs are so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 07-26-2017 11:55 AM

Beautiful chairs!!!!!!!!!! Nice use of that old slab of elm!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 07-26-2017 12:29 PM

Very nice, love the design and the craftsmanship to build them.

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#11 posted 07-26-2017 12:34 PM

Thanks gyus- much apreciated!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#12 posted 07-26-2017 02:55 PM

Excellent work. You really did a fine job of learning your skills and trying things and executing your plan. Too many, including myself get impatient and call it “good ‘nuff”... and then move on before mastering something. I don’t think you did that here. (I’ve been poking thru your blogs of the build)

-- Pete

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#13 posted 07-26-2017 03:20 PM

i think i like it,a the look and they show the skill and craftsmanship very well .especially like the joinery in the back rests and the weaving on the all around beautiful set my friend,congrats on the top 3 well deserved.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 07-26-2017 03:36 PM

Beautifully crafted and finished, Ty! I love Wegner’s valet chair. Congratulations on getting these off your To Do List!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 07-26-2017 03:40 PM

PKK: Thank you! Exactly know the feeling of just needing to get something done and rush it through. Right from the start this has been different and I made the decision that this is a creative project rather than a production or something that needs to be over with. Even now I am not sure if I am done and might come back to and make another version some time from now when I´ve had time to sit and be around the chairs for some time.
Realy recomend trying to designate THAT special project and not have it finished before it feels right. Perhaps read up on the creative process if you have not already. Good luck!

Potzz: Thank you as well! See you have done a lot of tables etc. Perhaps it is time to have a go at some chairs?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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