|Project by scott shangraw||posted 06-11-2008 04:19 PM||6003 views||14 times favorited||27 comments|
Mesquite Dining chairs, “Maloof Style”-I know I haven’t posted in a while I do get on and see what going on though.This “project”is one of the reasons I haven’t had time for any postings lately!! This was a commission for 16 dining chairs out of Mesquite to go with a 16 ft dining table in Texas.I did not make the table but it was amazing, the top was made from just two bookmatched Mesquite slabs 16 ft long about 4ft wide total.Took the guy 2 years to find a Mesquite large enough.The chairs are kind of a Maloof style but with a rustic touch.The back headrest has a natural edge top to go along with the table.The plugs are all out of Texas Ebony.This was a huge project took a lot longer than planned (Don’t they always) It took about 3 gallons of epoxy with black dye to take care of all the imperfections of the Mesquite.If you ever plan on doing anything out of this wood be prepared for a lot of waste I used about 450 bdft and I was only originally planning about 325.The hardest part about the Mesquite is having to stop what you are doing to take care of the defects and waiting for the epoxy to set up.I used Waterlox Satin as a finish doing a wiping on then off method for 5 coats (or I should say my wife did). This was my largest project untill the one I”m starting now.I have 58 a chairs in different styles to do next.Thankfully out of Walnut.I’m not complaining though I have truly been blessed this year I think I have paid my dues over the first 7 years of starting this carreer full force. This time with Mark DeCou’s Guidance I am going to try spray finishing for the first time to speed things up .Thanks for your help Mark. Thanks for looking!! Scott Shangraw
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