Fremont Chairs

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Project by moore66982 posted 12-13-2020 06:31 PM 915 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of six dining chairs I built to match my table. I did follow the design from Darrell Peart’s Fremont Chair, but varied some to match my own design. The wood is sapele and ebony.
In Darrell’s plans he uses a Festool Domino, I did not have one, so I had to re-engineer a fair amount on my home made cnc, which did not make it any easier.. My next project will be a china cabinet, and decided to go the Domino route for that one.. Gave in to the dark side :-)..
Update: finally finished the entire set over the holidays, we now have a dining room set.

-- Craig..Eagle ID.

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#1 posted 12-13-2020 07:26 PM

Beautiful chairs.

I fully understand battling the green demon, so expensive, but I like you finally gave in to the darn thing. Thing is they make a longer length, more complex joint, and turn it into childs play. Angled, ehhhhh, no biggie…..

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 12-13-2020 10:28 PM

Yeah, believe me, some thing having a cnc makes life easy, no… But it does provide options.. Think I spend days building the compound angle jigs, when I could have knocked it out in minutes using the domino. But it was still fun…

-- Craig..Eagle ID.

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#3 posted 12-14-2020 02:31 AM

Wow. These looks great. I have a kitchen table on my “to do” list….but to build the chairs, well, that seems a bit beyond me at this time. Yours sure are nicely done.

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#4 posted 12-14-2020 09:43 AM

Those chairs are incredible! First I love G&G (but have not build anything in the style) yet. I have Peart’s book too. I also bought the domino. Little bit of a learning curve but well worth it.

You should be proud of that amazing amount of work and the end result.

Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#5 posted 12-14-2020 01:00 PM

Beautifully done! Seeing the pictures of the work in progress reminds me of the amount of work involved in building 6 chairs.

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#6 posted 12-14-2020 02:18 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 12-14-2020 11:45 PM

Love the chairs! I too am a big fan of G&G style furniture. I have some chairs to make, but I can’t decide on a style yet. I hope mine can come out as beautiful as yours have.

-- John D, OP, KS

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