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This was the first piece of furniture we sold.

Mahogany Benjamin Franklin ladder/library chair.

The customer said she didn't have space in her apartment for one trick ponies, and remembered having one of these as a kid.

The piano hinge is the only metal hardware we used in this build. Everything else is oak dowels and floating tennons.

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Very nice ladder chair BL. A question … how heavy is your ladder chair? I made a few folding step stool's using oak and they were very heavy. I made a few using pine and they were much lighter and still very strong.
Nice work thanks for sharing!

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Very nice ladder chair BL. A question … how heavy is your ladder chair? I made a few folding step stool s using oak and they were very heavy. I made a few using pine and they were much lighter and still very strong.
Nice work thanks for sharing!

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It's not not too heavy if i remember correctly. My wife didn't have any issues moving it around. Probably about the same as a regular wood dining chair, although it is a bit smaller than a normal dining chair. I was thinking about making one with white oak and maybe scaling it up a little bit to be more adult sized. I didn't like how brittle the mahogany was either.
 

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Thanks for the info BL. I made a few folding step stools using cherry also for my daughter and she said she like the look of the Cherry the best. Anyway keep up the good work and good luck with scaling the size up; I'm sure it will work out great!
 

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That kind of stuff are always more than usefull - nice work.
 
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