|Project by chobbs66||posted 06-19-2009 04:11 PM||2068 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
I have been a lurker for a little while, thought I would break the ice with a project I finished last year for Christmas.
My in-laws are extremely generous to us, and were in the need for a couple of nice chairs to pull out to add to thier existing set when having dinner parties. So I thought making a couple of chairs would make a nice Christmas gift, and my wife was all in. So I got started in September.
They are based on Queen Anne chairs in the Philadelphia style, with some common details, such as trifid feet and the knee carving based on those done by William Savery in the 18th century. I didn’t have any plans or patterns, but I did refer to an excellent drawing in Nuttings Furniture Treasury Vol III and the Gene Landon article from a couple of years ago in FWW. Traditional drop-in slip seats. I also did the upholstery, which was simple, but never having done it before I was pleased with the result.
Wood: Good old craigslist Kansas Black Walnut, from some trees knocked down in a tornado. The front legs were some really knotty 12/4 from a farm in Arkansas, bought when I worked in Branson.
Dimensions: Approximately 42” high by 20 1/2” wide
Finish: Aniline Dye, Shellac, Wax
Photos by Roy Wall who did an awesome job. Thanks Roy!
Thanks for looking, Cal