|Project by TCCcabinetmaker||posted 12-17-2011 08:08 AM||1297 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Not much to tell, I’ve made lots of benches, book cases, cabinets, dressers night stands, and chests, but this is probably the first chair like that I’ve made. It’s made of hickory, Which I found a stencil and traced onto, then carved with my recipricating chisel, then stained the carving with a cabot ebony stain, allowing it to pool, sanded it again and added a fruitwood stain then sealed and topcoated with lacquer. Normally I sketch the carving on, but I wanted to find some more “architectural like” stencils and save the time of hand laying out and sketching. I do not really love this stencil, but it worked I guess.
The legs had to be glued up because apperently one can not buy hickory in more than 4/4 in my area, the legs are through mortised on the outside and stop mortised on the other side. The only fasteners in this piece are the ones holding the top on.
-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.