|Project by kenn||posted 03-25-2011 09:04 PM||1898 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I am delivering this chair and stool tomorrow to my patron who commissioned it. It is a gift for her son and daughter-in-law, who are having their first child this summer. I had the grandma-to-be come over and inscribe a personnal message on the underside of the seat for the recipients. The Mom to be is rather petite so I added the stool so she’d be comfortable rocking her baby. This chair is the first one that I’ve made where I turned all of the required parts. Overall, I very pleased with how it looks and sits. The turned parts are hard maple, the seat is a single piece of poplar and the spindles & crest are red oak. I finished it with a coat of Salem Red milk paint followed by Pitch Black milk paint. It has 2 coats of BLO and a coat of Danish Oil. I buffed it out with 3M pads and steel wool, leaving a touch of the red to show through.
1. The chair and stool
2. Carved knuckle and volute
3. Carved ear on creast
4. Close up of undercarriage & stool
5. Another view
6. The seat & arms
My client loves it so much, she wants another one for her own use. I’ve got another project in front of her so she’ll have to wait until the Fall. I take that as a sign that she’s pleased with the result.
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