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New carved legs for antique couch

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Project by chris1228 posted 875 days ago 929 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mind bought an antique couch with mahogany wood accents and legs at an auction. The two front legs had been broken and someone had tried to repair them with wood glue. He asked me to make replicas of the original legs. I had to hand carve most of the raised veins down the middle. I was able to use the dremel some for sanding and touch up. Wood – Mahogony. Finish – Walnut stain and polyurathane. Walnut stain was to match the original aged color.

-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.





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#1 posted 874 days ago

Wow, you’re quite a friend!

Thanks for posting!
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#2 posted 874 days ago

Chris,

Very nice carving. They are really unusual. It would seem that it would be hard to keep them attached with leverage caused by weight on the couch.

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

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