|Project by Roz||posted 06-26-2011 09:11 PM||1045 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a very old chair that we were give as a wedding gift many years ago. It has been cut off so short that it was not practical for seating but has some nice detail and lines. It had suffered several poor repair attempts. I especially like the makers layout marks evident at various points along the chair back. I’ve lived with this unusable chair for over twenty years and decided amid much protest to make it usable again or ruin it in the process.
So I added about 3 inches to the legs with dowels but could not find a matching size. To cover this up I warped the extension in veneer and filled the void behind with two part resin filler made for restoring woodworking. With a little creative staining it looks pretty close to the original wood.
The seat is a herringbone weave using the colors natural and black to reflect the colors in the room where it will be used. I think the result is pretty good and now I can actually sit in the chair.
I think this chair frame is heart pine. The wood was so hard that my Forsner bit did not want to cut into the bottom of the legs.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."