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Chair ideas

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I have build a 48" red oak, round pedestal table with 2 12" extensions. I am looking to build 6 chairs to go with it. I have never built chairs before. I have one design that was in Wood Magazine that looks OK, but I am not crazy about it. I'm looking for some pictures of chairs that some of you have made (nothing TOO fancy) and some recommendations of books or websites that are chair oriented. I have the tools, but no experience with chairs at this point.

Thanks for any ideas.
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You will be appreciated as a chair maker more if you build them comfortable to sit in. That is why I usually put a lumbar curve in the splats.


This is where the majority of chair makers fail whether it be dining chairs, upholstered chairs, the couch, the park bench or the seat in the car.

And speaking of car seats or any seat with springs; the designer often doesn't consider the person's weight when determining lumbar support position. I don't stay in those very long.
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