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post #7786 of 8384
Picked up a pair of herman miller armchairs dirt cheap (seller's low quality photos, not mine):


Need to replace the pirelli webbing under the seats, but otherwise they appear to be in pretty good shape. Upholstery needs some spot cleaning, but otherwise should still be in solid, at least for a while. One button cap is missing, but I am hopeful I can scrounge a chunk of fabric from a hidden area (the other side of the buttons are actually held in place with a tied up scrap of fabric which may be sufficient). I believe the wood is walnut, and it has an interesting looking joint at the arm/back/leg intersection.


Anyone have any insight on these? I've tried to find reference to them somewhere like an old catalog shot or something but have come up dry. Closest I have found are these George Nelson chairs , but they are obviously not the same. Those chairs are also stamped "Designed by George Nelson" while mine are only stamped "Herman Miller" so is it right to assume that it was an in-house design?
post #7787 of 8384
Or maybe it is George Nelson if this post is to be believed:
http://www.modernphoenix.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4514

If they wanted $450 for it, I'd say I got a pretty good deal at 2 for $175.
post #7788 of 8384
Do you like them? That is the most important criteria.
post #7789 of 8384
Well, yes, that's why I bought them, assuming I could fix them myself.

Only problem is I now have one too many chairs.

I already have an Ib Kofod Larsen chair in a similar style in my living room and had been thinking about adding a second chair. Now I have to think if I want to either A) figure out a layout that works with 3 chairs and a couch, B) Place one chair in the living room and have mis-matched chairs, or C) place both chairs in the living room and do something else with my other chair.

I'd also been thinking of putting a chair in my bedroom (although, I'm hesitant as there is an 80% chance it will just become a makeshift hanger for yesterday's trousers)...don't really want to put the Larsen chair there as the spot gets a lot of sun. I'm more comfortable putting these chairs in direct sunlight (and the open living room spot is also sunny), but think it might be weird to split the set between rooms.
post #7790 of 8384
Building a humidor, ready to saw the top off next;





Not sure if I should make the chamfer on the side wider to make it look more pronounced.
post #7791 of 8384
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Building a humidor, ready to saw the top off next;





Not sure if I should make the chamfer on the side wider to make it look more pronounced.
My type of project :-) nice!
As for the chamfer, if it's supposed to be standing alone atop a dress our or something I would at more, if it's placed next to other big items I'd say the sharper edges work well.
post #7792 of 8384
SG do you ever do inlays? I think that's what it's called. Inserting pieces of wood to make a pattern or whatever.
post #7793 of 8384
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Building a humidor, ready to saw the top off next;

Not sure if I should make the chamfer on the side wider to make it look more pronounced.

I have a box, which looks a lot like that one. Mine just came with a bunch of material samples in.
post #7794 of 8384
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Not sure if I should make the chamfer on the side wider to make it look more pronounced.

It would become more functional imho. Helps to open the lid.
post #7795 of 8384
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Originally Posted by nootje View Post

My type of project :-) nice!
As for the chamfer, if it's supposed to be standing alone atop a dress our or something I would at more, if it's placed next to other big items I'd say the sharper edges work well.

Thank you! Don't have a spot for it yet, but I am thinking it will be stand alone. I might build a stand for it, or clear off a side table, haven't decided yet, but I will increase the chamfers slightly.

Ethan, I haven't done inlays or marquetry. I do admire the work, but being a specialty in and of itself I've not ventured in that direction.

Lol @ Finn.

MW, I will have a slight chamfer around the lid, but actually referring specifically to the outside edges running upright.
post #7796 of 8384
I'm not joking.




A furniture manufacture used them for sample boxes, so they have compartments for fabric and wood samples. I have a matching pipe.
post #7797 of 8384
Wow, now they know how to market!
post #7798 of 8384
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I'm not joking.




A furniture manufacture used them for sample boxes, so they have compartments for fabric and wood samples. I have a matching pipe.
Pics of pipe?
post #7799 of 8384
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

Do you like them? That is the most important criteria.

This runs completely contrary to my experience in this thread.
post #7800 of 8384
Finished upholstering the underside of the humidor:



Working on the liners

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Here's a casework detail that is likely unique to this humidor, IE, I've never seen someone put this into their case;

Hidden dovetails
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Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 4/1/16 at 6:35pm
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