|Project by johnjoiner||posted 02-24-2010 06:55 AM||1486 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a bow-back windsor chair with brace. The turnings are in the New England taper style. I built it in a 6-day class I took at Mike Siemsen's school of woodworking. Mike runs the school but he brought in Jim Van Hoven to teach this chair class.
This was no kit-project class. We each turned our own legs, shaped the seats, rived and shaved all ten spindles, rived, steam-bent and shaped the bows, and drilled and reamed all our own holes. It was quite the experience! I learned a ton.
I had to finish it at home, but with direction from Jim. It’s finished with water-based stain, two coats of milk paint (red, then black), boiled linseed oil, and wax.
The turnings are hard maple, the seat white pine, and the bow and spindles oak.
Thanks for looking.