Cherry Settee

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Project by RickL posted 08-14-2007 11:55 AM 1895 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks for the warm welcome to the site everyone. I have made a number of pieces of furniture over the past few years and I thought I would post some of them here. This piece is solid cherry with a hand woven seat of 5/8” ash strips. Pinned tenons and the first piece I used a majority of hand tools on once I cut the big parts on the bandsaw. This is the first time at weaving a set as well. It is finished with oil only and is in our great room aging gracefully picking up that wonderful cherry patina. I built this from a plan featured in FWW.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 08-14-2007 12:48 PM

how gorgeous.
Hand woven? with ash strips Oh my!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 08-14-2007 01:04 PM

Very nice Rick. Instant heirloom. I love the woven seat. I’ll have to try that sometime. Care to share the process? Steamed or soaked?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 08-14-2007 01:35 PM

Debbie, thanks for the comments, yep real Ash. Bob, I purchased the ash in rolls and soaked them while adding/weaving them. Over/under/over/ under, just don’t screw up and do 2 overs or 2 unders and have to UN weave, I learned the by doing ;-) I can look up the article when I get home if you are interested in understanding more.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#4 posted 08-14-2007 01:41 PM

really beautiful chair.

grain is very well carefully oriented and balanced, looks like a museum piece

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 08-14-2007 03:11 PM

sweet. I really like this design.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 08-14-2007 03:14 PM

The weaving is fantastic and the contrasting colors just stand out. Even if Bob is not interested in the article, post it because I know that I’m quite interested.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 08-14-2007 05:56 PM

very nice, the cherry is a wonderful wood. love the way it ages….

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

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#8 posted 08-14-2007 06:40 PM

that’s very beautiful.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#9 posted 08-14-2007 07:28 PM

very,very nice work man!

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#10 posted 08-14-2007 08:51 PM

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 08-15-2007 02:18 AM

Awesome! Love that cherry. Correct me if I am wrong but it appears to have a molted figure. With the contrast of the ash seat it really jumps.

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#12 posted 08-15-2007 02:28 AM

Great Bench. and welcome to lumberjocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 08-15-2007 02:29 AM

Rick, Simply gorgeous!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#14 posted 08-15-2007 07:50 AM

I agree!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 08-15-2007 09:09 AM


-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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