See, I’ve been working hard. Finally got all the sanding done!
All the pieces are dyed. and I am starting the poly finish.
All the parts were wet and left to dry. This will raise the grain. Then sanded it all off. Then dyed and anything left was lightly sanded using steel wool.
Here’s all the legs. The ones on the right are still wet with dye.
And the side and front aprons with their first coat of poly.
And the 8 backs.
I needed to put these together in advance of any finishing since I would have to sand the crest flush with the back frame. This also makes it harder to finish. You can see that I pre-finished the little insert in the crest. That was a real pain!
I figured out a really cool way to finish the back assembly. I screwed an eye hook into the ceiling and hung them up.
I start out hanging it low and then raise it as I go. Works VERY well. I can rotate it in the light to make sure that I got everything.
I’m leaving the hook in the ceiling!
Good thing I pre-finished the insert, huh? I just remove the dowel to take it down.
I also needed a spacer on the other side to keep the wire off of the part.
The next time I’ll be assembling the chairs.
I was thinking about doweling the legs through the tenons from the inside. That way nothing would bee seen from the outside, but I decided against it. The corner blocks should be plenty.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX