Monday, November 12, 2007

Suggestions AnyOne?

I am about to embark on six dining room chairs.175 year old dining room chairs I should say.

Of the six chairs, there are NONE the same size! They are all the same shape but they vary in height and width, any where from half inch to one and half inch from the shortest to the tallest.

Two of them (we can put the two that are the tallest and the closest in height together side by side) will be the first thing you see when you walk in the front door and look into the dining room.

How would you do that?

In my mind, I think I should just make all the backs, seats and apron the same and the skirts will be where me make up for the different heights.

Making sure they are all X amount of inches from the floor. Is that right, or am I way off?

I attached pictures of the style the custom wants and the actual chair.

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Shirley Hendry Walsh said...

I think I'd need to know more ebfore the difference between each chair much ? How much ?

BJ said...

Hey Shirley!
2 of the chairs are almost the same height, 1 being about a half inch taller.
3 are shorter then those 2 by about an inch or so at the most.
1 is about 2.5 inches shorter than all the rest and a little narrower.
Can't i make everything the same except for the skirt and measure from the ground up to make them all even.
The 2 tallest chairs she puts on the side of the long table that you see when you walk in the front door and the smallest chair at the end of the table you don't see so much.
Am i making a mountain out of a molehill?
Thanks a million,

Shirley Hendry Walsh said...

that's a lot of difference. When I run into a wall like that, I make three seemingly equal choice descriptions and let the customer pick one. I honestly don't know what I would do. I agree the bottom lengths need to be equal.

K from WA said...

Let the customer have choices....