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Project by grained posted 06-13-2021 06:43 AM 658 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first chairs. My first chair commission. Delivered them to a client decided it’s not what she wants and not the style she wants. So I will be remaking them(she was looking at the pretty 3D drawing not the blueprint with dimensions). On my behalf she should have given me they or intended purpose.
So I will be remaking these. No legs in the picture because I bought store bought legs(which she also felt we’re not sturdy enough though). She would like more feminine shapes to it. Thinner and taller arms with thinner spindles. Wider seat, back angled more, rounded corners, seat higher up.
So for now the client has these and I will bring them home once the new ones are done. I will most likely square up the arched back and add rockers so it’s a matching rocking set.

Solid white oak with overlapping glue joints and screws in key strength areas. So many hours of work and money down the drain if this original set doesn’t resell.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.





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grained

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#1 posted 06-13-2021 07:03 AM

The width on the arms is 4” wide. I recessed the spindles (1 1/4”) and the screwed them in before gluing on the second layers of arms and base. All oak 3/4” thick. Seat is 23” from spindle to spindle, 30” wide overAll on the base and 31” at the arms.
Our temps have been close to a hundred and the garage isn’t climate controlled so the last pic is from me doing glue ups in my living room.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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TucsonTim

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#2 posted 06-13-2021 07:26 PM

So let me understand, your client saw the plans, approved the plans, then rejected the chairs because she didn’t like them, but has posession of them while you make her another set? Can’t blame you for sounding disappointed…

On a positive note – the construction looks strong and durable. Hope you’re able to sell them. Sorry this commission did not go well for you…

-- Tim in Tucson

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grained

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#3 posted 06-13-2021 09:25 PM

Pretty much Tim. Pretty much. I see where the differences are but I’m upset the most for all the money I’m out woodwise right now. I also sent her new drawings last night and haven’t heard back yet. Really disappointing. The spindles alone were $64 in dowels.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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TucsonTim

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#4 posted 06-14-2021 12:15 PM

Just a suggestion – When I look at your chairs, I immediately think “porch swing.” That bottom frame looks plenty strong enough to support some hangers and chain. And White Oak is a good choice for outdoor furniture. I wouldn’t change a thing about them. Maybe you could market them as swings and recoup your material costs and chock the whole thing up to a “learning experience.” Just an idea…

-- Tim in Tucson

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grained

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#5 posted 06-14-2021 04:48 PM

That was my mother’s suggestion also. Turn them into porch swings. She wants me to walk away from redoing a second set and I may. Just giving the client a chance to say yay or nay to the redesign drawings.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 06-15-2021 04:17 AM

Trust your mother.

Don’t give up on future commissions. Let this be a learning experience.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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