|Project by Dusty||posted 01-14-2007 04:25 PM||1817 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
These library chairs I built out of red oak are one of my favorite projects I have ever did. Not because there are so difficult or unique. I like them because of the story behind the seat cushions. Although the chairs were fun to make and a bit of a challenge the fun came with doing the leather seats . This was my first attempt at doing this type of work. I really lucked out when I made a visit to a friend of mine and I noticed that in a corner of the garage was a old seat and what looked like a old side car. It was. Her late father who owned a 1942 Harley Davision motorcycle and side car. The seats were just laying there in a heap along with a lot of other junk slated for the landfill. I asked her what she was going to do them . She said ” throw the junk out”. Needles to say I took the junk and the rest is history – they are part of my seat to these chairs are in my library.
The seats are in great shape but show all the stress of weather and years. That is one of my favorite things about the seats. I often wonder if they could only talk ,I bet they would have quite a story.
I finished the chairs using the old mission 12 step staining process to match my other mission works in my home.