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mid-century modern lounge chair

comments (6) December 8th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

Daniel_Schneider Daniel_Schneider, member
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The design is after the AP-16 chair by Hans Wegner. The walnut comes from a reclaimed urban tree, and the upholstery fabric is a Swedish design, from a remnant reclaimed from a furniture manufacturer. The internal frame for the back is poplar and I used oak to attach the seat webbing. The back slips onto dowels in the back seat rail and is then attached with loose tenons through the sides.

Design or Plan used: after a chair by Hans Wegner

posted in: Reader's Gallery, chair, modern, walnut, mid-century, danish

Comments (6)

Daniel_Schneider Daniel_Schneider writes: isabeln, thank you. The arm is made from a piece of 8/4 stock, so the bend is part of the the arm that I left at full thickness. I used a forstner bit to create the curve and then rounded it with a rasp. The arm is then attached to the front post using a 1/2 inch oak dowel joint, and then shaped smooth. I found the Sam Maloof Profile DVD as well as Scott Morrison's video on building a Maloof style side chair helpful for some techniques, although the style is a bit different.
Posted: 11:23 pm on December 27th

isabeln isabeln writes: It's beautiful. What kind of joint did you use at the bend on the arms? It looks so delicate in that spot. I am also looking at making a chair based on the danish style. Just dreaming at this point. Any references you can point me toward? Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 6:59 pm on December 24th

Daniel_Schneider Daniel_Schneider writes: Thanks for everyone's comments. I didn't have plans for the chair. I looked at lots of photos on various auction sites like 1stdibs and Lauritz that showed the chair from a variety of angles, and I was able to work out the dimensions. I made the seat height about 15 inches at the front of the chair--it sits pretty low. Overall height it 30 inches and its 24" deep.
Posted: 10:17 pm on December 9th

Pickngrin1 Pickngrin1 writes: I'm curious...did you see another chair and take measurements? Did you have a plan? I really like the chair, it looks very comfortable and I'd like to give it a shot sometime.

I like the upholstery...that's why they make chocolate and vanilla I guess!
Posted: 10:00 pm on December 9th

SteveGaskins SteveGaskins writes: Excellent build. Nice proportions and joinery.
Posted: 7:56 pm on December 8th

HayesFurnitureDesign HayesFurnitureDesign writes: Nice job. I've always been a fan of Scandinavian/Danish designs. Not wild about the upholstery color, but very well done.
Posted: 6:11 pm on December 8th

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