|Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder||posted 11-11-2015 02:32 AM||1545 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
This little project is been in the works for almost 8 years. Yes, you heard right. 8 years. Now, it didn’t take that long to finish this project, it just took that long for it to be delivered and I built a new house and 1200 square foot shop that took over 2 years.
The table and chairs were made from the wood of only one tree. A huge red oak tree blow down in a storm. Here is a slideshow of the journey from tree to table.
This project started as a huge conference room table and when we saw the metal folding chairs, well it screamed for matching chairs. I delivered the table in December 2008 and I started the chairs in January 2009. I made all of the parts for the chairs and held them. The church ordered the chairs as donations came in and I would assemble and finish.
I developed a loose tenon mortise jig, blogged from the start of the table to the delivery, and learned how to upholster seats. The young fella helping me load the lumber to go to the kiln is now married. The lady that first approached me about the table and donated all the lumber was diagnosed with cancer and has since passed on. I sent her husband a photo of the finished table and chairs today. He was very pleased and said he knew she was smiling.
The table and chairs was a long project and I am really glad it is complete.
Thank you, Jean for your vision, your leadership and your generosity. RIP
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.