|Project by F Dudak||posted 02-18-2011 08:42 PM||1341 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the Windsor Rocker posted some time ago for a co-worker that had to have been visited by the stork in order to receive it. Well, the stork came and went but the chairmaker was unable to deliver the “finished” chair on time. I am a month and a few weeks late. LOL Happy to have this completed because it was quite a bit more work going with a natural finish. When building the chair I was planning for milk paint as the traditional finish. She saw the chair prior to my finishing it and wanted to be clear coated. Knowing better not to argue with a woman on the nest I said it could be done. What I didn’t realize was that I had marked the chair up pretty good during the build and it would take a heck of a lot of work to clean it all up prior to finishing. The sad part is that during the cleaning up process the majority of the tool marks were removed which is what really makes the chair have character. All in all I was happy with the result. Waterlox sealer followed by Waterlox Satin was used in the finishing process. If I was to do this type of finish again I would use Ash for the upper portions of the chair to attain a more uniform appearance. The Red Oak really darkened with the application of the finish.
I hope she enjoys this chair for years to come and passes it on to her son.
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----