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Arts n crafts chairs

A commission, 6 arts n craft chairs in Alder

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Very nice. How is alder to work with, what does it compare to? It looks similar to poplar unfinished, how does it take to stain?

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Very nice they are awesome

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Great looking chairs!

Hi Thorreain Alder is fairly soft,say a little harder than sugar pine and finishes simalar to pine too( It’s susceptible to blotching).I recommended against alder to but the client is a wood worker and had already made his table out of alder and wanted the grain to match. He finished them himself(not shown) an I cautioned him about it blotching but he said they really liked the blotchie look.
Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

These are beautiful! I have only built one chair- a prototype for a restaurant client who then changed his mind about wanting custom chairs! : (

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Thanks ,That’s the way it goes in the custom furniture business,once they hear how much it cost then many folks are happy with a product made overseas,at least they think they will be happy with that kind of product,

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker