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Classic Corner Chair

comments (3) October 5th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Chair by Mickey Callahan - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Chair by Mickey Callahan

Photo: Mark Schofield

This corner chair is loosely based on one that was made in New York around 1765. The cabriole legs, relief-shell carving, and curved front rails reflect the earlier Queen Anne period, while the ball-and-claw feet and intricate splats reflect the later Chippendale style. Though the chair has lots of curves, the construction is simple mortise-and-tenon joinery without the compound angles found on many chairs. If you aren't a confident carver, eliminate the shell, replace the ball-and-claw foot with a pad foot, and you'll still have a very handsome chair.
Learn how in Fine Woodworking issue # 215, "Build a Classic Corner Chair" by W. Mickey Callahan.

Design or Plan used: W. Mickey Callahan

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Comments (3)

gunfighter369 gunfighter369 writes: I started working on this project and I would like to know why the shoe is cut from the back rail.
Posted: 3:43 pm on March 3rd

zbop zbop writes: Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing. It's really good to see a project worthy of posting. I'm getting tired of seeing bird houses and candle sticks.
Posted: 8:44 am on October 9th

HBest HBest writes: Finally, a piece worth posting. Bravo
Posted: 8:10 am on October 9th

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