Two Chippendale Style, Side Chairs

These two Chippendale side chairs I made together with the Hallway table last year. They are made out of American Black Walnut, they are my original design incorporating in the grapes and scrolls into the carvings to match up to the hallway table. All the joinery is the same as they were done in the olden days. Some examples, the side rails have a mortis and tenon that go through the back legs. The front cabriole legs are full length from the floor to the bottom of the seat. I did a ton of studying to replicate the joinery, size, ex, plus they were really fun to make. 

Dennis Zongker


Those are beautiful, love the carving on them. Very well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

those are some sexy legs zongker ! beautiful work.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Outstanding work!


Beautiful work (as always) - and a perfect match for the table!

Sasha. - Life is not a draft, you can't redo it tomorrow



Wonderful, great work.   The chairs are very impressive.   Love them.


Wow.  Old school carvings.  Impressive.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

Over the top awesome Dennis.....


Outstanding carving!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Another extraordinary  project to feature in Fine Woodworking magazine.  Thank you for showing  your work.

TimV, "The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints, they are evident in every detail, leave Fingerprints." James Krenov

Those are fantastic!  That is a lot of carving on those chairs.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Beautiful chairs. Nice design!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Another outstanding build
These chairs are magnificent, absolutely beautiful. I don't think even the original masters or Chippendale himself could create anything more perfect. Great craftsmanship.
Thank you, Everyone one for the wonderful complements. Very inspiring and much appreciated. 

Dennis Zongker

There's a lot of work in those chairs and it looks like you've done it all flawlessly. Awesome job.

Doing the best I can with what I've got

Every detail is so crisp and smooth! Not only great construction, but attention to the final fine details is superb!

You must have fingers of steel or at least no pain sensations 😬
Thank you  Renners, & SplinterGroup, I just now realized your name lol, I'm defiantly a member of the splinter group. I've been lucky with the pain so far. I always pray that God will give me many more years to woodwork, I would be lost without my passion. 

Dennis Zongker

Yeah any group "on the fringe" is labeled that now-a-days. Since I'm constantly pulling splinters and am a bit "off", I should be a member 🤠