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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent build. Nice proportions and joinery.
Nice job. I've always been a fan of Scandinavian/Danish designs. Not wild about the upholstery color, but very well done.
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