Ladder Back Chair and Sowing Rocker

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Project by Roz posted 04-17-2011 06:10 PM 2155 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the latest two chairs I have salvaged. Both chairs were very rough and had been exposed to the elements for many years but were basically sound. I wove a Herringbone pattern in the rocker seat from flat reed and gave it a complete refinish in an Early American Minwax stain. The ladder back chair is not as old and had a good White Oak seat. I repaired and hand sanded the chair then cleaned the Oak seat restoring its color. They both got a finish in Tongue oil including the seats. The rocker was finished off with a funiture wax.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 07:00 PM

They look good

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 04-17-2011 08:43 PM

Nice work, I like ladder back chairs.

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#3 posted 04-17-2011 11:27 PM

Was wondering when we would see some more of thoese frames you have stored away :)))
another couple of nice ones Roz

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 04-18-2011 03:27 AM

Nice! I love the seats!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama,

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#5 posted 04-18-2011 03:27 AM

Thanks fella’s. I know it isn’t very sexy stuff but I am having a great time learning to weave the seats.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 01:11 PM

Nice restoration Terry, and well worth saving.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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