Library chair (wood)

  1. JonE Forum Supporter

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    I recently completed this as a moving in present for my daughter, who's just got her first mortgage on a new flat. Is made from 3/4" oak, finished with danish oil, and handy for getting to the top shelves of kitchen cupboards :)
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    Americans may tell you these were invented by Benjamin Franklin, others say he brought the idea back from his European travels. I found the plans for this one in an old Woodworkers Journal article from the early 90's.
     
  2. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler

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    Lovely ingenious design and very well executed Jon. That is a fabulous bit of furniture there, well done!
     
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  3. dan treg Member

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    i like that very funky
     
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  4. Screwdriver

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    That's really nice. Some hints of Gaudi in there... Great work.
     
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  5. rockweasel Member

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    Beautiful!
     
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  6. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Beautiful work.

    Many of us here are keen woodworkers or woodturners and would like to have a woodworking subsection but I respect the forums administration team in their preference to keep it welding and metalwork.
     
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  7. Add me into the admiration party. That's a lovely piece of woodworking, well done.
     
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  8. chunkolini

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    Nice.
     
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  9. JonE Forum Supporter

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    Thanks all for the positive comments, appreciate them. :thumbup:

    Was a relief to get this one handed over, my projects always seem to drive me nuts while I'm working on them! I find myself constantly stressing / obsessing over the (hopefully minor) imperfections - that probably no-one else is ever going to inspect closely enough to notice..

    I suppose it's good to strive for doing the best job you can, but I do wish I was less fussy sometimes :)
     
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  10. TechnicAl

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    Lovely.......I like wood.......I think its the antidote to messing about with metals at work for most of my life

    PS arent they known as a metamorphic chair
     
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  11. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @JonE You made a beautiful job of that :thumbup: I can just hear your lass telling friends with pride....."My Dad made that" :)
     
  12. RichardM Member

    Lovely job.
     
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  13. clift_d

    clift_d Member

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    Nicely done - like that little 'strap' detail to prevent splitting.
     
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  14. jimbo84 Member

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    Really nice that fella, it’s a work of art.
     
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  15. rockweasel Member

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    Maybe in time: "My grandad made that" and so on!
     
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  16. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    That looks a work of art beautifully made & finished, I think it is a Morgan & Sanders design from early 1880 a lot earlier than the 90s, your daughter must be over the moon.
    As for stressing over minor imperfections, it is how you view the finished item that matters,
    It really annoys me that people say that's good enough, when you know they can do better
    When it comes to wood :doh: just don't seem to able to get it right
     
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  17. barking mat

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    Very nice, I wish I had the patience and precision. Which I don 't.
     
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  18. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Beautiful work, a real keep sake and talking point
     
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  19. ibrooks Member

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    Nice - something I keep saying I'm going to make for myself but the weekends never quite seem to stretch that far.
     
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  20. Greg05 Member

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    very nicely done, anychance of a link to the plans?
     
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