|Project by Jeffrey Alexander||posted 05-11-2012 04:57 PM||2230 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Mission style Club Chair. 1 of 2 , in QS white oak. (Seat slats are scrap oak). Mortise/ tenon construction.
Hybrid in design, I used construction/ size elements from both Woodcraft Mission sofa and Rockler Prairie Settle plans, plus my own—wider slats, diamond pierced center slats, and thru tenons on the arms, which I saw on an actual antique piece.
Take-apart-able with the use of Woodcraft bed-rail (screw) brackets on the bottom rails and a removeable finish screw thru the leg on the top rail, the back is constructed as a one-piece panel and detaches from the side/arm pieces. Necessary for my very narrow den doorway.
Rit “wine” coloured water dye under Black Cherry oil stain (Varathane-Fast dry, used as a gel stain) , spar varnish overcoat. Burgundy color in natural daylight, rich dark color in low light. I know!... ‘Tis sacrilege to “stain” QS oak this dark, but this was a result of a “happy accident” , and I decided I liked the result much better. (Fast Dry means even faster outdoors on a windy day…!)
Matching sofa in progress, as well as the (dark Burgundy) upholstery. Will re-post when the upholstery is completed, which I am also doing myself.
-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."