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Completed July 2010.

Contrasting wood is alder. This is my first MRC, after coaching Coy Powell on his.

This is the most challenging piece of furniture I have built.

You'd think that a chair that contacts the floor in only two places would be easier to build than one that lands on four. You might need to rethink that.

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Dang, we only get one picture?

That's too bad, I'd love to see this from all sides. Do you happen to have any other pictures?

I like the incorporation of the alder as an accent detail.

Glad to hear people just couldn't resist sitting in it.

By the way, welcome to LumberJocks!
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I will eventually post more detail images. I rushed the finish, so I want to revisit that part of the project, after which I'll get serious with the photography.

The base of the finish is Watco dark walnut. It tones the alder to be kin to the sapwood.

I'm just not sure of the alder horizontal lines in the crest rail. The paralllelism sometimes jars my eyes; other times, it looks ok, especially when I am seeing it with the pieces in the seat.

One thing I did in the crest rail was to laminate up the 8/4 material flat, if that makes sense, so it is 10/4 thick. This allowed me to create a bookmatch sapwood figure kin to the one in the center of the seat.

Brock suggests, if you don't have 10/4, to slice out the front and then glue it on the back before making that cut. Great idea, especially if the figure in that piece is a Gotta Have.
 

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That is sweet. I have one on my list of to do projects.
 

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What can I say but…......AWESOME!
 

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A real beauty and I see by the ribbon that the judges thought so too!
 

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When work is well done & appealing, people want to touch it, hold it, or in your case, sit in it. When my customers do it, I am pleased, as it means they love it. Blue ribbon is grand!
 
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