|Project by schroeder||posted 03-02-2010 04:52 AM||3308 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
Finished! – White Oak & Black Walnut barstools with a Greene and Greene influence. These are my design. Cronk and I built these for our very good friends – Das Wolffs – We hope they will get many years of good use out of them. The process took us about 8 months from start to finish, around 640 hours total. Cronk sifted through the Walnut pile and was able to find 8 single slabs for the seats. I carved them using a Merlin on a grinder – they are a little more “eclectic” Than I care for – but I did my best. I tried to incorporate the best features of G n G without overdoing it – I put in the fading indent with a tapering leg, ebony plugs and a Tsuba pattern in the back with a scalloped. I ended up over-engineering them cause I figure barstools are going to take a beating. Mortise & tenon joinery throughout with mechanical fasteners wherever I could put them. The finish is fuming, 2 coats of sealer, 3 coats of poly and wax. I’ll finish the blog on these chairs soon.
They’ve been in the shop so long that I will have to visit them at the Wolff’s bar often!
-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe