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Upholstered Wing Chair

Upholstered Wing Chair

Cherry legs, maple and poplar frame using mortise and tenon joinery. Fabric is Historic Deerfield Flame Stitch.

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Civil War Officers replica Folding chair

Civil War Officer's replica Folding chair

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I saw this period chair in Fine Wood working and had to build it. I enjoy period furniture for a variety of reasons. It's typically simple in design, functional and made of woods that back then were...

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Charles Rohlfs Chair

Charles Rohlfs Chair

This is my interpretation of Charles Rohlfs chair. I was inspired to make this after seeing a copy by another woodworker and then reading the story about the valuation of this chair. I secretly hope...

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The Back Rest on a Corner Chair

The Back Rest on a Corner Chair

I built one of these corner chairs in 1982 - it would have been nice to have access to SketchUp at that time. Recently, I modeled the chair - it is based on a sketch by Wallace Nutting in his book...

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Carved Chair

Carved Chair

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This chair is a copy of a dilapidated old family piece which succumbed to the ravages of woodworm. The pattern for the carving was drawn full size and applied to the timber with wallpaper paste.

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Fantasy Shop

Fantasy Shop

I try to line my equipment up so it can be used as an out feed table if necessary, Planer being the same height as the workbenchs etc.  I have to raise the heights of some of the equipment to...

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Shanes Backyard Workshop

Shane's Backyard Workshop

This blueprint consists of a overall close to perfect workshop. As you can see I laid out all of my machines and materials in a orderly fashion in a letter C shape. Starting at the bottom you pick...

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Gossip chairs

Gossip chairs

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Love Chairs - "RA" the ancient egyptian sun god is symbolised here purely because of the yellow leather back pads. I set out to make these chairs comfortable after having tried many that werent...

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The Curule Construction - and Ancient X-frame Chair Design

The Curule Construction - and Ancient X-frame Chair Design

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While developing the Jefferson Campeche Chair (first in SketchUp, then in the shop), I ran across an interesting 20-page document titled, "The Campeche Chair in The Metropolitan Museum of Art". This...

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Comb back arm chair

Comb back arm chair

Similar in style to another chair I have on this site, in this example I modified the turnings and the rake and splay of the arms and legs and extended the length of the arms to account for the...

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Placing a Leather Sling on the Campeche Chair

Placing a Leather Sling on the Campeche Chair

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I'm progressing with the construction of the Campeche Chair. All of the components are dry-fitted, so glue-up, shaping, finishing, and finally leather fastening are yet to do. I found a large piece...

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The Campeche Chair Upholstery Rail

The Campeche Chair Upholstery Rail

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It was early in 2010 that I first reported on the Campeche Chair shown in the Williamsburg conference "Working Wood in the 18th Century". I modeled-up the chair but never completed the design...

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Banister Back Rocking Chair

Banister Back Rocking Chair

Banister Back Rocking Chair Curly Maple

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Thomas Jefferson Swivel Windsor Chair

Thomas Jefferson Swivel Windsor Chair

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Thomas Jefferson Swivel Windsor Chair. I made this pretty faithfully to the one Jefferson designed and used to write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. I used plans made by Craig...

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Butterfly Tavern Table

Butterfly Tavern Table

Light Figure Tiger Maple Butterfly Tavern Table. Stained with aniline Dye, Shellac, and top coat of wax.

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Chair Table

Chair Table

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Chair Table Walnut/Pine Shaker Tape Seat Shellac/Waterlox/Wax

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Copy of a Jacobean style chair

Copy of a Jacobean style chair

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This is a copy of a chair which we owned years ago. It was riddled with woodworm and had been badly repaired with metal plates and nails. So, I scrapped it after measuring and photographing, doing...

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Period chair

Period chair

Made in English ash with burl walnut veneer this design was my  take on a photo which appeared in Fine Woodworking Readers Gallery courtesy of Mr Daniel H Phillips of Dallas Texas. Thank...

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Thomas Jeffersons Campeche Chair

Thomas Jefferson's Campeche Chair

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This past week I attended the "Working Wood in the 18th Century" conference in Williamsburg, VA, as I have done for the past five years. Each year the conference has a special theme, and this year it...

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Chippendale Arm Chair in cherry

Chippendale Arm Chair in cherry

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I took two pictures of my favorite chairs from a Millers Antique Guide. One for the splat and the other for the leg and shell carvings. The dimensions are taken from an old rocking chair very...

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