Sculpted Wild Pennsylvania Black Cherry Log one piece Chair with back

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Project by TexPenn posted 03-25-2013 06:01 PM 3822 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted Wild Pennsylvania Black Cherry Log one piece Chair with back This piece was placed on a radiator heater all last winter & 3/4 of this winter. It dried so much it developed about a 4” pie shaped crack in one part, as you can see in the picture. I then cleaned the void to a nice triangle & perfectly fitted a 4” piece of walnut nicely filling the void. Next I drilled with a 2 foot auger bit for 2 holes for oak dowels that run through the piece front to back. To lock all that into place I used a walnut butterfly & a Cocobolo butterfly. Then another Cocobolo butterfly on an unrelated check also on the seat.
This chair is SOOOOOOO comfortable, it kind of hugs you in to its self. Dont get me wrong, the cherry & walnut are as hard as it comes, but with the gentle curves & roundings it feels as soft as a baby’s behind.
This & others can be seen in my etsy store:

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 09:17 PM

I really like these type of chairs

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 10:28 PM

great looking chair. I like how you added the wedge and butterflies to fill and stabilize the crack. It looks liek a loy of work to carve out the chair. It does look very comfy.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 10:33 PM

Nice. It looks heavy & comfy. How tall is it?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 10:45 PM

excellent did a awesome job.
i agree with the others it looks comfortable!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 10:50 PM

Thanks all! Its 26 tall over all, with the back 16” tall above the seat.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 01:45 AM

Your arms must be very sore and tired

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 06:31 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 12:31 PM

Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 12:43 PM

Cool project. What’s a chair like that weigh? How thick are those butterfly ties?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 03-26-2013 02:11 PM

Thanks again to all! The butterflies are 1/2” thick & the piece weighs 72.5 lbs

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#12 posted 08-20-2014 07:31 PM

Compliments I really like this project and it is also your original.

-- --Jakopo--

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#13 posted 08-20-2014 08:18 PM

Thanks & its 16 tall to the seat & 30 tall over all. The seat is 20 wide & 15 deep. It says something a little different above, so I looked it up. These are the correct dimensions. This piece is long gone. Sold for 1000.00

-- Ted, TX or PA

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