|Project by FredIV||posted 04-23-2013 11:51 PM||897 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Ok. I finalized my first chair build. A little story…...I recently re-finished a 70 year old pine trestle table and two benches for a woman in my neighborhood. I’ve included some before/after pics. The table and benches were both covered with paint, stain, and some sort of poly. I stripped everything down to the bare wood and re-stained and poly’d it back to a much nicer look. (i think). The woman also needed two chairs to be made. She gave me full reign on how they should be designed and finished. I decided to keep it consistent with the old table by building the chairs with a distressed/rustic look. Like the table, the chairs are constructed of pine, that will eventually endure many bumps and bruises for years to come. All of the joints are loose M/T and doweled up top for the ladder back. She wanted to keep things sweet and simple so I decided not to scoop the seats. However, if I ever make another chair, I think I will try to tackle scooping the seat. Thanks for looking.