high back torii chair

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Project by jcsterling posted 02-16-2012 12:34 AM 4052 views 32 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

higher back version of my torii chair. these are approx 37” tall. low back version can be seen at : and

seat material is curly ambrosia maple and the backs/ legs are walnut with a small cherry accent between the uprights in the back.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 12:37 AM

Nice job! Is that Ambrosia Maple?

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 12:38 AM

Very nice! The dovetail is perfect.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 12:44 AM

Hi John,

Sweetness, I really like the design, and the two different woods complement each other very nice!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 12:59 AM

STOP ALL PROJECTS. I really need to know how to make these chairs. Thanks for inspiring.

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 02:22 AM

Those are two beautiful chairs. The design is great and the contrasting woods look fabulous.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 04:03 AM

The seat material is fantastic.

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#7 posted 02-16-2012 04:08 AM

love the design of the backs…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 02-16-2012 04:40 AM

My only question is: Yeah they look good but are they comfortable? I went to a very ornate church in Ukraine and they had beautiful looking chairs but to sit for more then 10 minutes was a bucket of pain killers.

They look great, nice contrast with the woods used.

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

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#9 posted 02-16-2012 05:17 AM

Unique design and great wood ,fine work.


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#10 posted 02-16-2012 05:29 AM

thank you for all the nice comments. the seat material is curly ambrosia maple and must been seen to be appreciated.
Michael curtis they are quite comfortable and I could sit for a long time without needing pain killers.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#11 posted 02-16-2012 11:36 AM

Stunning! Love the wood combination and the wood choice.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 02-16-2012 02:18 PM

These are truly beautiful. They seem more art than function but the workmanship is exquisite. I especially like the dovetail legs. I will try to import that idea in an upcoming project.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#13 posted 02-16-2012 04:44 PM

Those are really SLICK, I like them! Just out of wondering, how much weight do they have to them, I am guessing they are stout with that solid walnut back. Have you ever tried maybe arching the back lower leg opening to lighten them?...

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#14 posted 02-16-2012 06:26 PM

always great John

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#15 posted 02-16-2012 08:55 PM

Very nice work! Did you break the edges at the base so you don’t have splintering on the edges when the chairs are pushed?

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