|Project by matt garcia||posted 04-12-2009 10:25 PM||2097 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Well here is another installment of Lolling Chair 2.0! I decided that this design could easily be expanded out into a two seater earlier while I was building the Lolling Chair. After looking online for one, without success, I emailed Chuck Bender and described to him what I was building. He enlightened me that a two seater Lolling Chair should be called a “Lolling Settee”.
So here it is, in more of that scrap Honduran Mahogany. Once again, poplar secondaries, and this time a different fabric, and a different upholsterer. I contacted Lee Industries for innards, and the initial price was just under half of what I paid an upholsterer to cover this piece. He had just recently been laid off, so it was a no brainer for me….....everybody’s got to eat!!
And once again, compound angled mortise and tenon joinery on the seat rails to legs and stretchers, and angled dovetails on the long front stretcher. I am a little upset that he covered up my front leg to arm support joint, I had worked so hard at getting that perfect, but all in all it is still a beautiful job on the upholstery. If you need an upholstery guy here in Houston, I can give you his number! Enjoy!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX