Throne Chair

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Project by Simeond posted 02-12-2021 12:07 AM 1415 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this chair a few years ago and wasn’t sure I liked it, so it has sat around unfinished until today!

It’s sort of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired with the high back. It ain’t that comfortable, but that’s kinda the point. Gaudy.

The back is hand sculpted sycamore and the rest is walnut. The seat was sculpted with angle grinder and by hand.

Any and all critique/comments welcome!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#1 posted 02-12-2021 12:11 AM

Let me be the first WOW! Very cool…...

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 02-12-2021 12:22 AM

Very interesting design. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 02-12-2021 01:16 AM

Interesting chair. Nice job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 02-12-2021 01:22 AM

Slick lines and nice choices of wood. I’ve read about uncomfortable ergonomics designed into furniture to keep people from loitering. I’d still want to linger in that one for a while.
Great chair!

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#5 posted 02-12-2021 01:59 AM

if you hadn’t said it i was going too say it doesn’t look very comfortable,but the design aspect is beautiful,love the arms and a damn nice job sculpting the seat.overall a nice oiece.

-- 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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#6 posted 02-12-2021 02:30 AM

Yep glad you mentioned the comfort level. It looks cool though and has some amazing wood too. The seat looks comfy but the back and arms look beautifully painful.

What one change do you think would be the biggest improvement in comfort?
a. wider back
b. slightly reclined back

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#7 posted 02-12-2021 03:09 AM

Beautiful chair, but like others mentioned I don’t want to sit in it. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-12-2021 03:10 AM

I like the starkness of it. Viking like.

I think my butt is comfy, but my back is killing me.

Interesting chair, and I wouldn’t be loitering for too long. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 02-12-2021 11:34 AM

I love seeing stuff that goes “beyond”..a real treat. 2 thumbs up

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#10 posted 02-12-2021 01:36 PM

My first thoughts where that is cool, then but wow uncomfortable.

Well done.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 02-12-2021 01:38 PM

Very different design for sure, quite unique. The craftsmanship is superb, great work on the details of joinery.

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#12 posted 02-12-2021 01:53 PM

That is a bold statement, well done!

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#13 posted 02-12-2021 04:47 PM

Chairs are the one furniture piece I see as being more sculpture than anything else, Never a straight line or right angle and endless possibilities. That chair needs an equally inspired table to be tucked under.

Are you going to make a set?

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#14 posted 02-12-2021 06:49 PM

I would reckon that is more art work than anything functional.

It does look like it belongs in a movie… either way in the past or way in the future.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#15 posted 02-12-2021 06:52 PM

The design reminds me of mid-century modern with a touch of MacKintosh with the high straight back. And a Malouf style seat.

If it’s uncomfortable call it a mother in-law chair. Just kidding. (:-)

Nice finish.

-- James E McIntyre

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