Oak Floor Chair

comments (2) April 29th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

joeinno joeinno, member
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Oak Floor Chair made from Reclaimed Oak flooring and steel salvaged from Katrina flood waters
Oak Floor Chair in better light
Top down view of Oak Floor Chair showing patina of preserved floor finish
A look at the under belly of the Oak Floor Chair
We used a Ritter frame clamp with an MDF form to press the Oak floor strips
Oak Floor Chair made from Reclaimed Oak flooring and steel salvaged from Katrina flood waters - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Oak Floor Chair made from Reclaimed Oak flooring and steel salvaged from Katrina flood waters


The Oak Floor Chair was made from reclaimed oak flooring.  The flooring was re-sawn into 2.5" wide by 1/8" thick strips which were laminated with the original finish on the front and back of the stack to preserve the original flooring finish.  The strips were joined side by side using Festool Dominoes.  The steel was reclaimed from Katrina flood waters.  The chair is made from 98% reclaimed materials. Only the all-thread rod and screws are new.  The chair was designed and built by Seth Welty, Emilie Taylor and Joe Doherty in New Orleans. 


Design or Plan used: Joe Doherty, Seth Welty and Emilie Taylor

posted in: Reader's Gallery, chair, modern, red oak, bent lamination


Comments (2)

joeinno joeinno writes: Thanks! It was a time consuming process to laminate the parts one by one. If we were going to make more we would make a mold with 3 or 4 places for lamination to speed things up. We used a table saw to rip the flooring and would use a bandsaw next time.

People who have seen the chair have really been drawn to the patina of the flooring and most have found it very comfortable.
Posted: 12:54 pm on May 6th

Livermore Livermore writes: This is a great chair and a unique way to recycle oak flooring, good job.
Posted: 12:54 am on May 5th

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