|Project by Roz||posted 12-17-2011 09:57 PM||1935 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I find it entertaining to speculate on the possibility of old pieces like this chair traveling west into Alabama in the back of a wagon or maybe being made locally in a stream side mill. It looked like it was old enough and I think it is the correct style.
I wanted to post this chair to demonstrate how transformative glue, paint, sand paper and elbow grease can be. This chair came from a rural church in our area. The old Oak chair was broken and the legs had been sawed off so short the chair was not functional. I extended the legs using dowels and epoxy. Then sanded the four plus coats of paint, repaired cracks and wove a new bottom. The colors were requested and the new owner who happens to be in the background of the first picture. She is very happy with her Christmas present. That is the best present I can get.
Merry Christmas to you all!
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."