The "Other" Chair

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Project by Hibernicvs posted 03-07-2008 07:19 PM 1494 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, it still looks as if I’m taking photos while seasick, but you get the idea. I designed (and built) this chair to match the morris chair. It, too, is made of dimensional lumber, eastern white pine, finished with Minwax’s dark walnut and polyurethane, satin. The sewing for the cushions came out a little better this time. I’ve got a larger version with a 24” seat (this one has a 20” seat, not too comfortable for me, but some of my guests love it) nearly complete that (of course) got set aside while I am working on—by count—nine other projects. Fortunately I should finish correcting all the mistakes I’ve been making on two tables this weekend, which will free up time for me to avoid completing the larger version of this chair.

-- Hibernicvs

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 11:23 PM

Again, this is a very nice chair. It would be a compliment to any decor. And it does look comfortable to me.

It sounds like you have plenty of posts coming (provided you can free up some time to work on them of course).

Keep them coming.

By the way is this still the borrowed camera or have you decided to spring for one?

(I am empathetic about your dilemma just after Christmas I was visiting my new granddaughter at the hospital and dropped my camera, which doesn’t work now. I just haven’t convinced myself to buy another one when I could use that to buy another tool.)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-08-2008 12:45 PM

Hib, that’s a great looking chair. I really like the color of the upholstery; the royal purple looks good against the dark stain.

Scott: wouldn’t it be great if they made a tool that combined a camera with its main function? You know, like a camera-cell phone? “Gee honey, I got this new bandsaw / camera so we could take pictures!”

-- Robb

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 05:53 AM

Great looking chair. I really love those Morris chairs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 01:16 PM

Looks plenty good. The finish looks nice.

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#5 posted 03-10-2008 03:19 PM

Viele danke for all the comments (I’m only half Irish, the other half is Pennsylvania Dutch, there’s a combination for you). No, the camera is still borrowed. I was hoping to borrow it again this weekend from friends down the hall, but I was given my bienniel dose of disincentive to do woodworking and found myself unable to complete the tables I’ve been working on. The guy in the unit below me hates noise of all kinds that he doesn’t make, and issued one of his periodic threats. I’ve had to call the police about him before, and (from the reaction of the officers) I have a sneaking hunch I’m not the only one complaining about his behavior (the guy at the front desk says he’s nasty to everybody), and his threatening and abusive language. I am in full compliance with both the law and building regulations and fully within my rights, but it just takes it out of you to have to deal with people like that. I regard woodworking as both a craft and (especially since I do all my own designing) an artistic endeavor, and find it very difficult to work when I’m upset.

I think I may start opening my windows when I do my daily vocalizing—I’m in two choruses, and you’re “required” to run scales and make really annoying sounds to exercise on a daily basis. I should probably get back to painting, too, so that he could complain about the smell of the linseed oil and turpentine. If I could figure out a way to make smoke float downwards, I’d take up cigar smoking. I know of some truly foul cigars that would be perfectly delightful to someone like him. Maybe the idiot in the penthouse who always over-waters and causes cascades of water over the side of the building (illegally) could be persuaded to time it for when the (other) idiot below me sticks his head out to complain.

-- Hibernicvs

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