|Project by Wahine_Woodworker||posted 02-18-2011 01:43 AM||1249 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
So this is a set of chairs I made to match a dining table I made for my dad. He wanted a dining table, and I convinced him that he needed chair to match (of course!). I thought it would be a good opportunity at chair production experience (I even learned some upholstry). I had never made a set by myself. They are made from Silver Oak (one of my favorites, though considered a pest species here in Hawaii) with Milo details, finished with about three coats of spray on lacquer. I made five (extra one just in case) and turned the fifth one into a rocker. Its one of those rockers that when you sit down you feel like your gona fall backwards. I think I should have put the feet closer to the front of the rocker. I love getting my parents to commission work, I get the experience and it stays where I can see it often! Luckily I don’t have allergic reactions to the silk oak, but I protect myself. However, towards the end, I thought I was getting a little rash on my hands.