Pencil-post settle

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Project by hickeymad posted 10-08-2011 06:03 AM 1775 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Though I’ve still the upholstery and cushion frame to install, the settle is mostly finished. Quartersawn white oak with cocobolo finals and ebony inlay. Both exotic species, to tell the truth, were added to disguise “issues”, but don’t tell anyone. I’m glad the mistakes occurred because truthfully, I love the post tops. Finished (thus far) with oil, with wax to come. I’ll add another photo she the upholstery is done. I’m doing it myself – to buy a machine or to do it by hand (and thus risk injury); that is the question…

Update; finished the upholstery – still have one coat of wax to apply and buff.

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 01:43 PM

Nice job on this settle. It will be a nice place for the family to curl up on. I would have capped the quadrilinear legs with the same method. Look forward to seeing the completed seat. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 02:56 PM

Great looking settle. I really like the shape of the spindles, and the color is so rich and inviting in your second picture. Just makes me want to plop down and take a load off, but I think I’ll wait for the cushions. Your decision to add the cocobolo and ebony is a nice touch. Good Job!

-- You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -- George Burns

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 04:26 AM

Nice – Really nice …

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#4 posted 11-29-2015 12:59 AM

I’m making a settle now. How did you support your cushion?

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 01:38 AM

This turned out great.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 10:22 PM

This is really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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