The Revisited Chair

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Project by Wazy posted 04-15-2012 01:29 PM 1789 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a truly fun and testing challenge. An owner of a local paint store had this broken down chair. It had 3 legs, no seat, the front was missing as was most of the appliques but there was an outline to follow. Some of the side rails were intact. Thankfully, all the wheels were there. He said it was very old and was chucking it out.

I suggested that I remake (restore) it and he could use it to display his finishes. It now sits in the entrance to his home. I traced the heritage back to pre 1920.

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 02:08 PM

Nice restore.
That is quite the fancy chair.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 02:10 PM

Fantastic job

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 03:14 PM

Gorgeous, really nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 03:28 PM

You try to give a man something for his business, and like any hardworking business man he takes his work
home with him. Very good restore, and while it would not fit in my entryway, I am sure he gets plenty of
remarks about it. With those wheels, was it originally meant as an office chair? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 04-15-2012 07:16 PM

Thank you for thee comments, much appreciated. To answer the “wheel question”, the chair was originally built for the den and/or library of private homes. Not intended as a corporate desk chair. White wood was used for the various carved requirements and then stained to match (fussy stuff but it was a great learning curve). The arms were the most difficult to get a good fit & match.

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 12:20 AM

Great job bringing new life to that chair. It looks like you did a great job.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 01:39 AM

It would be great to see some “before” pics. This is really beautiful.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 04:25 AM

Yes, a before picture would really add to all the great work done. I learned that the hard way before restoring.

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 05:51 PM

Fantastic piece, well done.

-- I never finish anyth

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#10 posted 04-17-2012 10:04 AM

Yes, it does predate 1920. By about 1900 years. The Romans used much similar chairs.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 04-17-2012 02:06 PM

I used to have the “before” pictures….. but that was before I found Lumberjock. I scrapped them as I didn’t see the need to keep all those old project pictures. Oh well….. what can I say…win some lose some. I’ll be keeping them all now.

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