Folding chair #2

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Hi LumberJocks,

Here is my new folding chair. Although it is outdoor photos, it is an indoor chair. It is made from Oak and weaved with Danish Cord. Weaving is very hard on your fingers and very time consuming, but I find the result very rewarding. The seat and back pivots around a wooden dowel, so I avoided using any metal hardware.


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#1 posted 09-16-2008 11:55 PM

Very very great chair. Congratulation! Really nice.
The weaving part, is the challange that I would not dare to take.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 09-17-2008 12:06 AM

great job indeed…looks very comfortable : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 09-17-2008 12:16 AM

Looks like it would be very comfortable. I can appreciate the weaving, but do not envy you for doing it. Great build.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 09-17-2008 01:48 AM

This came out great. I’d say it was well worth the time. Its very unique.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 09-17-2008 02:03 AM


This is absolutely beautiful. To me this is the type of modern design that transends time….an instant classic! If I may make only one recommendation. Do a limited production run and sell them on I Like the oak but walnut, mahogany, and ash would also be great options as well. I can see four of these around a low slung coffee table in a very modern living room similar to how you see Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chairs or Le Corbusier’s Grand Confort LC lounge series.

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#6 posted 09-17-2008 04:37 AM

very nice!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 09-17-2008 04:56 AM

Great design and build. The weaving is outstanding and makes the project special. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 09-17-2008 06:24 AM

Really nice.

-- Jason

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#9 posted 09-17-2008 04:33 PM

That looks like an easy chair to get into and damn hard to get out of due to the comfort factor. I especially like the woven seat and back and agree with bfd on it’s ability to be sans era.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 09-17-2008 06:19 PM

This chair is awesome. Care to share the plans and weaving process details? I can envision a couple of these in my house made out of some hard maple that we have lying about.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#11 posted 09-17-2008 06:41 PM

Great design.great job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#12 posted 09-17-2008 06:50 PM

Great looking chair. The weaving is what really makes the chair. Is there a place that would show how to do this type of weaving. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 09-17-2008 08:03 PM

Thank you all very much for the kind words!

bfd: I like your wood suggestions. I just might do that. I do plan on selling this chair style on Etsy or some other place.

FLWoodRat: I am sorry, but I cannot share plans at this time, since I am planning to sell this chair.

FLWoodRat / ND2ELK:
The only good weaving help I have seen is on . The way I weave is a little different, because I weave both sides and do not use the L shaped nails. It all depends on if you are going to have both sides exposed, which you normally wouldn’t, unless it’s a folding chair. Weaving both sides is going to require close to twice as much cord.

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#14 posted 09-18-2008 05:18 PM

Cool looking chair!

-- Cov, Loomis, CA,

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#15 posted 09-18-2008 10:22 PM

Very nice. I love modern furniture and got into wood working to make my own. I like this because it is not typical. Unique, very unique.

-- Mateo

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