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Oak Floor Chair in better light
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.
We used a Ritter frame clamp with an MDF form to press the Oak floor strips
A look at the under belly of the Oak Floor Chair
Top down view of Oak Floor Chair showing patina of preserved floor finish
Oak Floor Chair made from Reclaimed Oak flooring and steel salvaged from Katrina flood waters
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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.
This is a great chair and a unique way to recycle oak flooring, good job.
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