black walnut dana chair

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Project by scoot1111 posted 02-01-2012 04:46 AM 4859 views 32 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

as always, thanx to sam maloof who’s a great inspiration to me. this is my first chair in 3 years and the first one in black walnut. chairs are special…the challenge, work, patience, etc. anyway, i’m grateful to be able to do this.

-- scott

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 05:05 AM

Nice design. Great looking chair!

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 05:30 AM

Very cool chair and a unique design. I can’t help wondering about the back to seat joint if it will hold up to every day use. perhaps this is meant to be more of a work art rather daily use ?


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#3 posted 02-01-2012 05:32 AM

Thanks for posting a chair, my favorite projects. I really like this chair. Nice joinery at the legs. I also like the way you centred the grain pattern on the back.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 05:35 AM

this joint is surprisingly strong. i’ve planned it for daily use. my first customer who bought one in cherry is a writer. he sits in it everyday. and i’ve had a few sales for some who wanted it for an art piece. lots of glue and 2 X 3” screws from underneath. one guy tipping the scale at 350 lbs gave it a test drive….

-- scott

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 05:44 AM

It must be exactly what it looks like a fantastic chair. The joint looks like a sliding dove tail . This really is an amazing design.


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#6 posted 02-01-2012 05:49 AM

Where’s the other three? You need a full set :) Great work… looks like a lot of fun to make.

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 06:56 AM

This chair is absolutely beautiful in every way conceivable. Thank you for sharing, I feel like the world is slightly better now.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 07:03 AM

Scott, that chair looks mighty fine. Fantastic work! I love the plywood table as well- amazing crisp joinery.

-- I never finish anyth

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 07:32 AM

sam would smile!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 02-01-2012 09:23 AM

Beautiful chair. Nice work. Goes in to my favorite list.

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania,

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#11 posted 02-01-2012 02:06 PM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#12 posted 02-01-2012 02:44 PM

Wonderful work man, looks beautiful!!

-- WrenchsWoodworks

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#13 posted 02-01-2012 02:54 PM

Handsome chair Scott…. I’m really liking this one. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 02-01-2012 03:08 PM

Very well done Scott, that is beautiful, and in my favorite wood. I saw a video on Sam MaLoof where he referred to black walnut as a “friendly” wood. How did you contour the seat.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#15 posted 02-01-2012 03:19 PM

Looks amazing! Beautiful back, I can’t stop gazing at it. Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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