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I received a call from Shannon Flowers, the editor of Wood Carving Illustrated, asking if I would be interested in doing an artical on relief carving on an old piece of furniture? I agreed and decided to take an old rocking chair and add carving to the back to help bring it back to life. So at that point I went looking for just the right piece of furniture. I went shopping around at different flee markets and old antique stores. One thing to keep in mind is that most antique stores do not have true antique furniture. The reason I say that is because furniture does not become an antique until it is 100 years old. This is good because personally, I wouldn’t want to carve into, or add cavings to a true antique, or a valuable piece of furniture, because it will take away the value of a piece.
There are 14 steps in the magazine that shows you step by step instructions on how to carve on the back of an old rocking chair. The pictures that I am showing here are some that were not published in the article. I hope you find a few ideas for your carving project.
You can find the full artical that is featured this month in Wood Carving Illustrated/Fall 2008 Issue #44. “Carving a New Life for Old Furniture” Traditional relief carving adds value to flea market finds.
Close up of the nine point shell without any finishing
Close up of the nine point shell ” Finished”
-- Dennis Zongker