|Project by Zipsss||posted 11-13-2010 06:48 PM||1689 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I am so happy to finally finish this project. It tested my love for woodworking and my dislike of sanding. The wood is Elm, to match some bar stools that I build last year, the finish is shellac.
I did contemplate to build a jig to carve the six seats so they will have the same shape, but I opted for individual carving, and to my surprise the similarities are much more than I expected.
The carving and hand tool work in the legs went very smoothly and in an enjoyable manner. But the sanding took a long long time. I need a hiatus from chair making to recuperate. In defense of the sanding I must said that my muscle tone in my arms increase quiet a bit.
The set is 4 low back chairs and 2 armchairs to match. The style is Sam Maloof inspired, mostly in the joints and the round sexy lines.