|Project by Dangerreuss||posted 05-29-2011 12:49 AM||4709 views||17 times favorited||11 comments|
I consider this to be my first legit project. I’ve done some other projects, but wouldn’t consider them to be my best effort (just some adhoc projects here and there). I just got a table saw, and was itching to do something.
I started this project by building a prototype based on FuzzyDove’s design and also with plans provided by ralmand. This prototype was build with super cheap cedar fence boards, and it was a great way to learn what i wanted to do different/better. The biggest improvement was to hide all the screws/fasteners (except the carriage bolts). I did this using pocket screws – lots of them! I provided some pics of the underside, which is a bit messy but you don’t really see it and its a massive improvement from having them visible.
I used Fir and finished using three coats of Cetol 1. I wanted to build with Ipe or Teak, but couldn’t find any for less than $500 just for one chair’s worth. Has anyone used Cetol 1 without following up with Cetol 23? I love the finish as is, and am not sure what 23 is necessary for? (not sure i wanna apply any more coats either!)
Thanks for viewing! I’m looking forward to adding some more projects…