|Project by Vincent Nocito||posted 04-24-2014 10:12 PM||1452 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I needed a desk chair to go with the Stickley writing desk that was posted recently (see project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/99916). This chair is based various Arts & Crafts chairs from the past. The chair is made from QS red oak and measures 18” w, 18” d and 40” h. The seat is 17.5 inches above the floor. The joinery is mortise and tenon throughout. I failed to take any photos during the construction and glue up. This photo shows the bones of the chair.
Once the chair was sanded to 220 grit, it was dyed using Trans Tint reddish brown.
The chair was sealed with General Seal a Cell, glazed with General Antique Walnut gel stain, topcoated with 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal and finally clear Briwax.
The biggest challenge on this project was upholstering the seal. The seat is 0.5” Baltic birch plywood with 1” high density foam and 0.5” batting. Getting the fabric to sit properly was a challenge. Tucking the corners lead to much frustration and quite a bit of harsh language. The cushion is not perfect, but it is DONE!!!!! Next time, I will hire a real upholsterer to make cushions.