|Project by bearkatwood||posted 10-22-2015 02:14 AM||746 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
A client in San Francisco wanted a replica of a set of barley twist chairs built. This order called for two side chairs and one wing back. I built the frames from walnut and poplar where upholstered. They were built with mortise and tenon joinery and received distressing which was weird for me as I don’t usually beat my work up after building it. They took about 3 weeks to complete. They were upholstered by Rose City upholstery in Portland Oregon. I used a legacy mill with magnate bits to create the barley twists and a series of router jigs for the joinery. My favorite part for the build was walking around the shop to find implements of destruction to use in the distressing process after they were completed.
-- Brian Noel