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Sculpted Low-Back Chair with a twist

comments (4) January 20th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

bdberryman bdberryman, member
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This is sculpted low back chair I recently designed and finished for a show. It obviously pulls from Sam Maloof's low-back's, but I wanted to add a few different elements. The material used is American Black Walnut that was harvested along a creek bottom less than two miles from my childhood home in Southwest Oklahoma. The joinery utilized in the project were mortise and tennon, dowel, and a stepped dado joint. The finish is a hand rubbed Danish oil with a satin lacquer for a top clear coat.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Ben Berryman

posted in: Reader's Gallery, walnut chair, Sculpted Low Back Chair, Maloof Style

Comments (4)

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: This is an excellent design that is beautifully executed.

Thanks for posting the photographs.
Posted: 6:03 pm on September 10th

bdberryman bdberryman writes: Thanks! It was indeed a lot of fun to build and work out proportions, joinery, etc. I am pleased to say it is currently on display at the Forest Heritage Center in Broken Bow, OK for their annual 'Woodworking Artist of the Year' exhibit (March 3- May 5). Here's a link to the exhibit if interested .
Posted: 12:57 pm on April 3rd

orriginal orriginal writes: Nice job, Great design, good looking chair.
Posted: 7:33 pm on January 30th

davewood77 davewood77 writes: Very nice Ben. Looks like a lot of fun to design and build.

Posted: 10:13 am on January 21st

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