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This is sculpted low back chair I recently designed and finished for a show. It obviously pulls from Sam Maloof’s low-back’s, but I wanted to add a few different elements. The material used is American Black Walnut that was harvested along a creek bottom less than two miles from my childhood home in Southwest Oklahoma. The joinery utilized in the project were mortise and tennon, dowel, and a stepped dado joint. The finish is a hand rubbed Danish oil with a satin lacquer for a top clear coat.
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This is an excellent design that is beautifully executed.
Thanks for posting the photographs.
Thanks! It was indeed a lot of fun to build and work out proportions, joinery, etc. I am pleased to say it is currently on display at the Forest Heritage Center in Broken Bow, OK for their annual 'Woodworking Artist of the Year' exhibit (March 3- May 5). Here's a link to the exhibit if interested http://www.forestry.ok.gov/master-woodworking-artist-of-the-year .
Nice job, Great design, good looking chair.
Very nice Ben. Looks like a lot of fun to design and build.
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