Pandemic Chairs
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I had more time than usual in my shop last year due to the shutdowns. The grandkids we usually look after several days a week stayed home for several months. I also had a large red oak tree that fell down in my woods that I wanted to make use of. So I made chairs. I counted 11 chairs I made in 2020 which is about double the usual number. In the picture you can about half of them. There is a sack back windsor and a child’s version of the same. Two right-handed writing arm windsors. One of Curtis Buchanan’s democratic chairs and Tim Manney’s side chair from FWW with a Danish Cord seat. The writing arm chairs are donations to two organizations I support: the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids and the Russell Kirk Center in Mecosta Michigan. 
   
   
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#12
  Re: Pandemic Chairs by Tom Wiarda (I had more time than...)
Those look GREAT!

Thanks for sharing
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#13
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Great post!  Love those chairs.
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Nice chairs, Tom!
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Wow those looks really nice I love the ones with the little desktop on them
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Nice chairs. That's a lot of dedication because all those chairs take a lot of time to build and get right.
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Excellent craftsmanship. I would love to sit in and try out one of those writing chairs. The back looks so delicate but I imagine with continuous grain it is quite strong.
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(01-09-2021, 05:24 PM)Tom Wiarda Wrote: I had more time than usual in my shop last year due to the shutdowns. The grandkids we usually look after several days a week stayed home for several months. I also had a large red oak tree that fell down in my woods that I wanted to make use of. So I made chairs. I counted 11 chairs I made in 2020 which is about double the usual number. In the picture you can about half of them. There is a sack back windsor and a child’s version of the same. Two right-handed writing arm windsors. One of Curtis Buchanan’s democratic chairs and Tim Manney’s side chair from FWW with a Danish Cord seat. The writing arm chairs are donations to two organizations I support: the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids and the Russell Kirk Center in Mecosta Michigan. 

You've made very good use of your time. Those are very nice.

Ron
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(01-13-2021, 04:54 AM)KyleD Wrote: Excellent craftsmanship. I would love to sit in and try out one of those writing chairs. The back looks so delicate but I imagine with continuous grain it is quite strong.

There is some flex in the spindles but the back is plenty strong.
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Wow. Beautiful work, Tom.
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