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Blacker House Chair

comments (3) February 28th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

matrmorris matrmorris, member
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Inlay Detail
Arm to frong leg, ebony spline and plug detail.
L Shaped Chinese brackets and ebony plug details.
Rear View
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I took William Ng's Blacker House chair class early last year. Since than, I've built a set of four in Walnut and two in Mahogany. All of the major joinery, except for the arms to legs, is cut using a Multi-Router. The crest rail is carved, while the inlay in the center back slat is maple with walnut plugs. 

Borrowed Michael Fortune's ideas on seat padding from an article in Fine Wood Working. Enables you to have a thin, yet very comfortable cushion, that I've upholstered with leather. This chair requires a lot of patience, from hand sanding, to making almost 100 ebony plugs, but every hour is worth it.


Design or Plan used: William Ng

posted in: Reader's Gallery, chair, arts and crafts, walnut, maple, mahogany, inlay, bent lamination, greene & Greene, upholstery


Comments (3)

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: An excellent execution of the Greene and Greene style.

Beautifully done!
Posted: 5:52 pm on September 10th

Biggestofds Biggestofds writes: I'm rapidly becoming a huge fan of Greene & Greene - influenced designs,and your chair looks extremely well done. Great work!
Posted: 3:09 pm on March 10th

david38 david38 writes: I like the chair
Posted: 6:41 pm on March 3rd

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