Posts in "Chairs" Category

mid century modern lounge chair

This is my reproduction of a Folke Olhsson Model 72-Lounge Chair for Dux, 1950s. The original I was working from was made from Teak, which was a common species for mid-century modern furniture. My version is made from quarter sawn zebra wood which reveals some pretty exciting grain patterns. I had the cushions custom made and selected a fabric that had some nice color pop and contrast.

Height: 27″ (top of back cushion)
Width: 31″
Depth: 33″

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quilted maple rocker

Like the walnut rockers I’ve made, this maple rocker is inspired by the chairs designed and made by Sam Maloof in the flow of the lines and joinery techniques. This chair was made from a slab of western quilted maple which I purchased from Carlton Mclendon’s in Atlanta.

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walnut rocker

This walnut rocker is based on the chairs made by the legendary furniture designer and maker Sam Maloof. I learned from Maloof at classes he taught at Highland Woodworking (formerly Highland Hardware) in Atlanta, watching videos and reading his books and articles. The overall flow of lines, sculpted seat, joinery and laminated rockers are all hallmarks of Maloof’s original chairs. 

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ladderback side chair

These chairs are steeped in Appalachian history and are probably my favorite pieces to make. I make them using traditional hand tools & techniques as they were for centuries, using white and red oak logs still green. All the parts are split out of the log and rived along the grain for the strongest possible yield, then worked to size using a drawknife on a shave horse. For this reason, only straight grain oak will do. I try to use local oaks that have fallen from storms (and save from becoming firewood).

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