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    Brain and google malfunction this morning.

    What kind of chair is this? My brain is stuck on Shaker but I know that's incorrect.
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    isn't it just a windsor variation, turned on its side
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Seven spindle bow back??
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    Windsor"

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    Jonathan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Jonathan.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Windsor.

    Great chairs if right, and it's not as easy as it looks. A chair is the most difficult piece of furniture to design well. Ask me how I know.
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    Windsor is also correct!
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    Windsor, walter, wilhelmina, tomato potato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
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    A good, strong name for such a handsome chair.

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    Those simple spindle legs suggest Ercol.
    https://www.ercol.com/en-gb/collecti...-dining-chair/
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
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    Maybe.

    I was thinking maybe 'Robin'. It's an elegant, sturdy design. <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Maybe.

    I was thinking maybe 'Robin'. It's an elegant, sturdy design. <G>
    Dang it. I hate it when youíre right.

    But youíre right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Dang it. I hate it when you’re right.

    But you’re right.

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    I'm glad I got in my one 'right' for this year. Finally. I thought I was gonna whiff again...
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    My God! My first grade teacher used to make me sit in the corner in a chair like that! It was called "The Dunce Chair"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    My God! My first grade teacher used to make me sit in the corner in a chair like that! It was called "The Dunce Chair"!
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    I am the guy who sat in a desk right next to teacherís desk. Even into high school.

    I was very bored, and had outbursts, even then...

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    Nice to be up close to the teacher's desk, so he/she could enjoy the outbursts too. A teacher's life is also filled with tedium ...
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    Go to the chalkboard and write 1 to 10.

    Me. 1, 2, 10.

    Go to Mr. Rossiís office. Me and Mr. Rossiís paddle had somewhat of an affair going. That thing sure liked to smack my bottom...

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    that thick backbow looks machine made, crude, and ugly.

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    That's because it is.

    This is mid-1980's stuff we're clearing out of mom and dad's house. They went for it because it was unfinished (cheap) and had the hardwood floors guy finish to match.

    Sturdy, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    that thick backbow looks machine made, crude, and ugly.
    It is machine made. Likely somewhere in S.E. Asia or China. They ship in the appropriate woods: oak, ash, pine, etc... fabricate them... then ship 'em back.

    The crest rail isn't much out of proportion compared to a typical historical example. Or even the most refined of current makers (see Mike Dunbar, Chris Harter, et.al.). It has to be a bit stout for engineering purposes.

    The biggest issue with that example is that the crest rail is steamed and bent from sawn stock, with no apparent attention paid to grain runout. Riven is far better. Sawn is ok, if one is willing to cull the worst of the runout. But riven and mass production don't blend well. And culling stock and bargain pricing don't work together. The drastic runout shown is quite likely to shorten the lifespan of an otherwise seemingly solid chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    It is machine made. Likely somewhere in S.E. Asia or China. They ship in the appropriate woods: oak, ash, pine, etc... fabricate them... then ship 'em back.

    The crest rail isn't much out of proportion compared to a typical historical example. Or even the most refined of current makers (see Mike Dunbar, Chris Harter, et.al.). It has to be a bit stout for engineering purposes.

    The biggest issue with that example is that the crest rail is steamed and bent from sawn stock, with no apparent attention paid to grain runout. Riven is far better. Sawn is ok, if one is willing to cull the worst of the runout. But riven and mass production don't blend well. And culling stock and bargain pricing don't work together. The drastic runout shown is quite likely to shorten the lifespan of an otherwise seemingly solid chair.
    The cheapo and modern chairs have thick plywood seats. A solid wood bottom even-though edge jointed out of narrow stock looks to be one step better than that.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    The crest rail isn't much out of proportion compared to a typical historical example. Or even the most refined of current makers (see Mike Dunbar, Chris Harter, et.al.). It has to be a bit stout for engineering purposes.
    Langser suggests 7/8" rounded for the backbow on a windsor like that, with a better proportion of spindles to backbow.

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    People, people.

    Robin. Please, use the chairís proper name from now on.

    Heís not ďjustĒ a chair, after all, no matter how he came to be.

    Heís Robin. Who, apparently has bad proportions. Hahaha.

    This place is sometimes the most wonderful place ever. Other times itís just good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    People, people.

    Robin. Please, use the chair’s proper name from now on.

    He’s not “just” a chair, after all, no matter how he came to be.

    He’s Robin. Who, apparently has bad proportions. Hahaha.

    This place is sometimes the most wonderful place ever. Other times it’s just good.

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    I am ashamed and abashed... and apologize to poor Robin.

    I think I am defending Robin because I sympathize with having 'bad proportions'. <G>
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    It's a Brown Windsor.
    A souper name for it.

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    looks nice outside...

    Sunny. the other one can be Chair
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