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Big Al08/05/2013 19:20:19
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Here is a set of 4 chairs and a circular dining table that I made for my son and his fiancee as a wedding present.

The wood that I used was American white oak and I finished it using danish oil.


Ron Davis08/05/2013 19:28:16
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Lovely work Al, you will be invited for tea quite often!


Bruce Rauncar08/05/2013 19:36:13
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Wow! They are absolutely fine looking. Great design and great build. Very lucky son and DIL!

Mailee08/05/2013 21:48:22
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They look excellent Al. How did you bend the seat backs? Are they laminated or steam bent? I do like AWO it is a nice wood to work considering the course grain. That finish really sets it off well.

Wolfie08/05/2013 22:05:48
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E xcellent work Al, I love the design .I must say I like AWO it always seems to finish well. I'm sure your son is delighted. Congratulations.


Big Al09/05/2013 07:29:57
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Thanks guy's, Mailee, the back's are laminated using 3 pieces of AWO planed down to 3mm and pressed onto a mould in a vacuum press.

My son and soon to be daughter in law were delighted with the table and chairs.


Simon Reeves09/05/2013 12:41:40
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Super job Al. Very sinuous design, very nicely executed. Can't quite see in the pcture, but are the splats tenoned into the top & bottom cross braces, or otherwise jointed?

I'm still leaning towards AWO for my TV stand, if only to get some interesting figuring.


Paul Bodiam09/05/2013 14:48:09
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Lovely work, Al.

I think the chairs are fantastic - lovely flowing lines.

How long did the project take you?

Big Al09/05/2013 15:12:15
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Simon the splats are mortised into the top and bottom rails.

The table took around 20 hours to make, once I had all of my jigs, patterns and templates made the chairs took around 25 hours to make.

The design for the chairs came from good woodworking issue 118 in which Steve Maskery made a mackintosh chair from American black walnut. Most of the info came from that article, although I made a few changes and rectified a few dimensions.

The chairs are very comfortable and I may make another set for myself sometime in the future.


sad sam13/05/2013 19:21:57
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hi al great work a challenge worth it

steve h14/05/2013 14:34:38
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Al, I do not post very often - but well worth logging on and adding to the praise!!

Very well done indeed - love the chairs especially!


joseph00018/07/2013 11:18:13
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Great job.Really very nice chairs.Wooden chairs can bring a classical touch of elegance that makes them ideal for in the home.Chairs are mostly made using wood.This material is considered good because of its strength.

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