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I was at a resale shop the other day and saw a chair for sale with weaved seat and back. As a leatherworker and craftsman I instantly got the idea of building my own version of this chair and using leather for the weaved areas. What do you think? Any ideas? Thanks for reading my post!

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I think its a great idea go for it That looks like a good easily buildable frame design. 

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The only things I can think of that you'd want to watch out for is now the leather straps are attached, they'd have to be good and strong, and leather stretch.  You might be able to pre-stretch the leather some to help out with that.  Otherwise looks really really cool!!   Be sure to show off if you decide to make one!

- Bill

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Your choice of leather will determine your comfort

ie, upholstery leather will have more stretch to it so it'll be a 'softer' seat, stiff veg tan will give a stiffer seat

you could use upholsters webbing stretcher pliers to pull the strips, or use a framer's stretching pliers

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Thanks to everyone for your comments, your Ideas. This will go on my project board. My thoughts on wood; Walnut or Mahogany. They both carve and finish well. I well keep you posted when I start this project.

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Thanks! I like this weave better. 

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