|Project by patron||posted 02-18-2010 10:54 PM||3468 views||10 times favorited||62 comments|
a couple off years ago ,
i was invited to do a gallery showing ,
having never sold anything in one ever ,
i quit thinking about some new way to captivate .
i looked around my house ,
and figured what do i need ,
that i don’t have to store later ,
or give away .
i didn’t have a dinning room table or any chairs !
( or any money to buy wood either ,
building a house costs ) .
i did however have some ’ distressed ’ and 10 year old
2×10’s out in the yard ,cracked , warped and gray .
and i had 1 week to the opening !
viola ! southwestern style table and chairs .
i had never made a dining chair before ,
so it was a real challenge . all mortise and tenon
( with some screws and plug for kicks ).
the top is tile , nice for hot pans , and the finish is poly , hand brushed .
i’m not real happy with the slant of the backs ,
i had to add some wedges to them ,
made them from 2×4 stock , should have used 2×6 .
and plan to make some new ones someday .
it seats 8 , ( the other chairs are out on the porch ) ,
but as i live alone , nobody has had dinner here but me .
at the show , everyone sat around it and ate guacamole ,
( i don’t even know if they new it was for sale ) .
i brought it home , and it’s nice not to sit on the edge of the bed ,
and eat !
thanks for looking .
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle