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Mye Goode Olde Woode Chaire by boblea Mye Goode Olde Woode Chaire by boblea
1993. Life was good. I had time on my hands so I bought some sycamore locally and made this chair. After I built and carved it I scorched it with a blowlamp, rubbed it down, stained it, sealed it with shellac and gave it seven or eight coats of wax.

I love old furniture, really old furniture. The basic design is loosely based on English oak chairs from around 1600 although the girl's face and kingfishers went a bit art nouveau-ish.

It's very heavy and very comfortable and looks totally out of place in the small, modern house we rent these days. :)

Please respect my copyright, thanks.
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Given 2008-07-24
Mye Goode Olde Woode Chaire by *boblea. The suggester was full of praise for this one and said, "It is a chair made, no crafted, from sycamore and is one of the most beautiful pieces of woodwork that I have seen in a very long time. The proportion is good and the workmanship, finishing, and carving are excellent." ( Suggested by ClickclickDame and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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jrc1385 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a stunning chair, love the patina on it.
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SherbertTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
*Chokes on drink (how do i keep doing this?!?)* WOA I WANT!
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boblea Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
*pats sherbert on the back* here, you better sit down on mah chair, it's very comfortable ^^
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SherbertTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thank you!
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SherbertTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thank u!
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:iconvildkorpens-laderlya:
Love Love Loooove your chair, it would look soooo good in my house *LOL*
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boblea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Aw, thanks so much and sorry for taking so long to answer, I haven't been on dA much this year. Here, I'll send it to you *sends* there you go :)
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evillusion79 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
that is gorgeous
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boblea Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
thank you james just james. it's very comfortable too ^_^
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ZeusLike Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
awesome chair
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boblea Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
thank you ZeusLike! :)
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oNiMafia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
thanks for the inspiration, me and my aftehr wish to make things like this!
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boblea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
That's such a great thing to say. thanks! :D
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mynameisjade Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008   General Artist
you've been featured here: [link]
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boblea Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Thank you very, very much. It's very kind of you to do that :)
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ArchDragon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Grats on the DD. When I heard I took a look at the picture and thought "meh, it's a chair. A nice chair but still just a chair". Then I read the comment that you had hand-crafted it yourself and became a great deal more impressed :P

Nice work ;)
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boblea Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thanks Jamie. I'm very proud of it :)
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autumnelle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
It's stunning. A dream chair. Don't sell it! :)
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boblea Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Thank you, sincerely. No, I won't ever sell it :)
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
MAN, THAT'S SOME PRETTY ENCREDIBLE CRAFTSMANSHIP. I WISH I COULD CARVE AND MAKE THINGS LIKE THAT.
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boblea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thanks Eric. Actually I'm a bit clumsy so I carved a few bits out of my hands while I was at it. :thumbsup:
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
...BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS INTO IT.
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boblea Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
More like blood sweat and swearing!
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
YES, I KNOW ABOUT THAT.
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HTYMSITI Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   General Artist
Beautiful! :eyepopping:
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Thanks! haha!
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Feybles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful piece of work! I also find myself attracted to old wonderful pieces of timber-work.
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Thanks Nel. It's lovely stuff, old timber. :)
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Feybles Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008   Artisan Crafter
such character and strength. :)
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InShinFrog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous, very impressed !!!
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I'm very pleased you like it :)
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InShinFrog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
....I could spend all day running my hands over it !!! (the shair the chair)
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
....that's what I thought you meant! :O hehehe
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the-denialtwist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
yo man, where'd you learn how to make chairs???
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
yo laura man! nowhere really, I just really wanted to make this and I thought "how hard can it be?" and I just got on with it. I loved every minute, it was physically demanding and my hands were really tough and scarred and muscly by the time I finished it. :)
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the-denialtwist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
well tough, scarred, muscly hands are always attractive. Im sure your wife loved it ;) hahahhaha
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Yes she did ^^ I don't have artist hands, I don't have long, elegant fingers. Mine are artisan hands, square and sturdy. More suited to picking up bricks than paintbrushes but I have an artist's control over them :thumbsup:
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zemmoz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
just let me sit there and lost in the world you never know of.....
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Please be my guest....
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roseredautumn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
oh, very nice. I love the color.
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
when I buff it up the colours go really deep and rich :)
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PeruvianUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is very cool. Before I read the description, I thought it was some kind of antique. It is wonderful to know that people still ennjoy a craft once in a while.
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thanks Alexis. It was so absorbing to make I almost didn't want to finish it.
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's absolutely fantastic. It really does look like it could come from the 17th century or something. :D
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Sometimes, if the room temperature changes suddenly, it creaks a little like a living thing :)
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FrousteFaireElkke Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Magical in form! Wonderful in craft-execution! King Ludwig of Bavaria would have enjoyed a piece or two from you for one of his famous storybook castles. Lovely!
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Get Ludwig on the phone quick! Thanks FrousteFaireElkke. :)
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MBryn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student Writer
Gorgeous work!
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boblea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thank you very much Bryn :)
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MBryn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Student Writer
You are welcome. :-)
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