The Hank Chair


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7 hours ago, K Cooper said:

Beautiful job bud! Does the back set back as far as the Maloof Low Back? I’d like to have one of these for my desk chair but prefer a more upright than the low back. 

Yes Coop, it's a deep chair. I think it wouldn't be too hard to move the backrest forward, it would just be changing the location of 2 cuts. The other thing is they are very wide, much wider than the Low Back. That may not be a big problem, but could be if you have a desk with limited leg/knee/foot space. Changing the width is more difficult as you would need to change the pattern. 

If you want any measurements of the final chair just ask, I'll get them for you. 

On 8/28/2019 at 10:17 PM, Chestnut said:


You should submit those to marc through the guild website. I think it might help the project if people see how others modify the plans and make them their own.

Submitted and they are now posted on the guild site.

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I am very interested in purchasing and building this chair, though I have two question that remains outstanding: 

First: how high is the top of the back rest? I'm curious about the overall height as it looks so short to me. 

Second:  Is there any way to construct this (particularly the back rest) without any access to a large bandsaw? The list of necessary tools in the guild write-up indicates a bandsaw with 8" resaw capacity is necessary (I would assume this is because the back rest is curved -- and it is curved before the sculpting process that further softens the back) and I am having a hard time envisioning any way to achieve that curved backrest without a large bandsaw.  I have everything else I'll need -- a great table saw, planer, a domino, etc . . . but the bandsaw is the one holdout. 

Thank you in advance for the help. 

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