|Project by Jon Spelbring||posted 02-20-2010 07:36 PM||1377 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I really like the Arts and Crafts forms – especially Stickley and Limbert. I had tried once before to do a tabouret (octagonal) out of walnut, but never finished it. So, here’s a simpler one – straight legs, round top. It’s done in white oak, with a lacquer finish. This was my first attempt at M&T joinery. The stretchers use half laps, with M&T joints into the legs.
Things I learned
- Laquer really stinks (I brushed it on – 3 coats)
- I really should have tried some aniline dye – it looks very plain. The next one will be done using quartersawn white oak
- White oak is tough stuff! It took forever to sand. Next time: hand planes and scrapers.
No, I didn’t make the Morris chair next to it – it’s store bought <hangs>. But the beer in mine!
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