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by cahudson42
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:17 pm
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Topic: Origami Chair from Auldbrass???
Replies: 32
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FWIW - the Howe Drawing I have - ' Adaptation of the Butterfly Chair' December 1986, has a back width dimension where the seat hits the back and sides - of 12 1/2 inches. The very top of the back is stated 18" wide, and the inclusive angle between that top width dimension - going down to the seat - ...
by cahudson42
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:05 pm
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Topic: More Built-In Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 13702

I probably don't have an appreciation for all the ideas mentioned - and this may be redundant. But if the main idea is to not have a flatscreen TV as an eyesore - how about housing it in a Krenov-styled cabinet? Shallower of course than his usual standing cabinets - but in the same overall form. Two...
by cahudson42
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:17 am
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Topic: usonian furniture
Replies: 13
Views: 10232

The A/C Exterior lumberyard fir 3/4 plywood I recently used for a plywood Yemassee-like side chair appears to have 5 plys each approximately 1/8". The edge shot below is 2 sheets stacked after cutting with a Festool TS55. But there is another even worse problem with this stuff - interior voids. You ...
by cahudson42
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:02 pm
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Topic: Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project
Replies: 16
Views: 27325

9/10/2008 Update The Yemassee side chair has been on our camp porch now for almost 3 months. While people sitting in it say its comfortable - it gets little use. They prefer our conventional Adirondack Chairs - with arms for their drinks and snacks. So - though it may look like h--- - I 'pasted' on ...
by cahudson42
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:07 pm
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Topic: david henken house
Replies: 3
Views: 4799

You can find the book you mention on: http://www.abebooks.com

One offer was for a 'new' remainder for $16.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... t&x=84&y=7

Regards,
Chris
by cahudson42
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:52 am
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Topic: Taliesin Dreamhouse Life 1997 Award
Replies: 7
Views: 13711

Removal was recent enough that pages still show under 'cached' under google search for 'LIFE dream house'. The ordering page: http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:pcAfWr_FMVsJ:www.life.com/Life/dreamhouse/order.html+LIFE+dreamhouse&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us has an 800 number - 1-888-277-5055 (same as...
by cahudson42
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:03 pm
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Topic: Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project
Replies: 16
Views: 27325

Hi SDR!

Try using the ISBN number: 1879483629.

I just did on Amazon - Books - and got 1 match @ $99.95.

There is a link to a hardcover version on the response I got - its $242. Then another link to 5 copies of the paperback.

Couple reviews there, too. Also an Amazon 'Look Inside' on some.
Chris
by cahudson42
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:25 pm
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Topic: Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project
Replies: 16
Views: 27325

For those interested in similar chairs to this, I thought I'd pass along a tip from David, TnGuy. David suggested the paperback: 'Frank Lloyd Wright's Seth Peterson Cottage - Rescuing a Lost Masterwork' Efifler - Visser. ISBN: 1879483629. Mine came today, and I think it a gem. Not only does it have ...
by cahudson42
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:17 pm
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Topic: Sikkens Cetol 1 & 23 Plus / Natural Light
Replies: 86
Views: 71499

New post jogged memory on my looking for a finish for Cypress Adirondack chair a couple years ago. Contacted Minwax, Thompson's Water Seal - they honestly said 'don't use'. Saw that Olympic MAXXIMUM was used by several Carolina outdoor furniture manufacturers on their Cypress products. Got MSDS - bu...
by cahudson42
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:45 am
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Topic: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
Replies: 131
Views: 250781

Update: Available drawings of two versions of the Origami Chair have been located. They are in the papers of John Howe at the Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnnesota. They are available on request for the costs of copying and mailing. Contact the archives at: mssref@umn.edu I sugg...
by cahudson42
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:04 pm
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Topic: Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project
Replies: 16
Views: 27325

Very Interesting! Thank you! So we are looking at a version c. 1950? What immediately caught my eye was the 4th photo - from the rear - where it seems clear there are two different size cleats under the seat. I was wondering about the rack resistance of these things. Particularly given that edge glu...
by cahudson42
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:15 pm
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Topic: Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project
Replies: 16
Views: 27325

Thanks for the comments SDR! Well, the back height was based on the dimenions of a $15 WALMART indoor-oudoor cushion, as I was thinking of using the chair on my porch, or even outside :D . Perhaps at some point I'll want to make several that could replace our sagging sofa, rather than buy some $800 ...
by cahudson42
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:40 pm
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Topic: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
Replies: 131
Views: 250781

Update Once again I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions, references, and information. I think, in about another week, I will have enough info to be comfortable putting together a construction sketch, cutlist, etc. Yet the Origami Chair is not simple. Angles and compound angles. Not mu...
by cahudson42
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:24 pm
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Topic: Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project
Replies: 16
Views: 27325

Yemassee Inspired Side Chair - Woodworking Project

In preparation for ultimately building the far more complicated FLLW "Origami' (Butterfly) Chair, I thought I would try a simpler piece for 'practice'. The Yemassee Side Chair, shown below from a 1982 exhibit at the Metropolitan, is almost completely rectilinear. No compound angles. The sides, while...
by cahudson42
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:04 am
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Topic: A Monograph(s) Alternative...
Replies: 9
Views: 6609

Thanks EJ!

At present, a number of copies in various conditions are on abebooks:
http://www.abebooks.com

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0810917734