|Project by Rev. Jim Paulson||posted 12-09-2009 06:03 PM||2937 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Hi. Some of my LJ friends have been asking me to start posting pictures of Windsor chairs. So here is my first one. A while back a friend asked me to make her a Sack Back Windsor chair and her requirement was that it match in color her walnut desk. Thanks to some medium walnut aniline dye I managed to even out the color on the several woods I used involving cherry, maple, oak, and basswood. Usually, I make Windsor chair seats out of relatively clear pine, but basswood helped make this chair stain nice. The color of the chair in the photos reflects the different backgrounds, my shop, inside our house and for the first one in my friend’s home. There is something gratifying when you put a piece fo furniture in someones home and it just fits with what they had in mind. It makes you feel good for them too. That is what I love about woodworking and always will. Right now, my chairmaking/furnituremaking work remains a side business whereas most of the time I’m serving as an ordained Lutheran pastor. Enjoy the pics.