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Finished some chairs

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Here are a couple (or three) photos of some chairs I've been making. These are Roorkhee chairs, of the British campaign furniture era. The basic design is by Chris Schwarz (former editor at Popular Woodworking magazine), with some minor changes of my own. 

The project started out to make three pairs of chairs; a pair in maple, a pair in black cherry, and a pair in black walnut. Could not decide on leather colors from the outset, so finished a pair in maple, one with dark brown latigo, the other in cognac latigo, one cherry chair in dark brown latigo, and the one walnut chair with cognac latigo.

After seeing all together, the walnut chairs, I think, will work better with either a more red or true black latigo.

Oh, and by the way, these are about the most comfortable camp/lawn chairs I have ever used, and come apart for easy packing.

chair back and bottom.jpg

chairs cherry with dkbrown and walnut with cognac.jpg

chairs maple with dkbrown and cognac.jpg

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Nice job.  They look great.  I saw him demo those on an episode of the PBS series, The Woodwright.  You ought to pose one with a leg on a book.  I was impressed with that feature.

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