|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-20-2008 07:03 PM||1685 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
I promised to make a chair (and a settee, maybe I’ll post that too), and the wife promised to provide the cushions – you can see which of us has kept to the bargain.
I’m new to this, so I try to avoid joints I can’t make with my minimal tool kit, and, as you can see, I go for sturdiness – it’s stood the test for the last month, although it tends to be a bit back heavy. The back angle can be adjusted, although it rarely is.
Ash. The “black wood” is from an ancient french oak calvados (apple brandy) barrel which is that colour naturally – the worm holes in it that you can’t see are less attractive, or add character, depending on my mood. Linseed oil finish (cannot find tung in this country), the second coat (first was thinned, so was the second) of which flatly refused to go in.
Too many mistakes to list, but it works, which was criterion one.
I’ve looked through every picture in the “projects” section, which has filled me with awe, inspiration, jealousy (I haven’t seen any “exotic” wood for sale here in Portugal), and a huge feeling of inadequacy.
Next I’m going to try outdoor furniture, since the lounge is now full (the settee is the size of a church pew), the garden isn’t, and we won’t need cushions!
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