|Project by DynaBlue||posted 02-14-2010 10:20 PM||3694 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
Edit- Sorry for the confusion, I originally listed this as a cherry floor lamp, which it obviously is not. I’ll post the lamp in another project.
This is a solid cherry Stickley inspired Morris chair and ottoman that I built about 2 1/2 years ago. I looked at many different plans and, pardon the pun, cherry-picked the features that I liked the best. It was my first attempt at through mortise and tenon construction so not everything is as tidy as I’d have liked but the chair is still solid and that’s what counts. The finish is boiled linseed oil handsanded in up to 400 grit on the body of the chair and 1000 grit on the arms. After allowing the chair to dry for a week or so I topped it off with minwax furniture wax which I strip and reapply to the arms about every 4-6 months.
Early pictures show cushions stolen off a couch and somewhat later, homemade cushions covered by black sheet that my wife made up for me but during my last deployment she surprised me by having the chair professionally upholstered in soft black leather. I found some curly cherry in my shopping and reserved that for the top lamination on the arms. Sorry the photos are so cluttered in the background but I hope you get to see how beautiful the cherry has become after sunbathing for a few years.
-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....