Rush Seated Bench #4: First Look -- Trials of Seagrass

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Blog entry by woodworksbyjohn posted 03-08-2011 07:18 AM 1675 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here it is, the first look of the completely woven seat. At this point I need to clip the whiskers off and then apply a thinned out coat of varathane. A second “whisker clipping” and one more coat and it’ll be ready to place in the house. This is my third attempt at weaving a seat and although I’m learning and hopefully getting better it’s still not up to the standard I’d like to achieve—guess that’s what keeps us driving on for that allusive level of perfection!

This was the size of the seagrass I thought I wanted, a #7:

As I began this weave, the more I did the less I liked how it was coming out. I persevered and went through one roll of the material and decided to let it rest. After checking it out a couple of times and even sleeping on it I woke the next day to cut it off. I get the seating materials from Frank's Cane & Rush Supply in Huntington Beach, CA. He is extremely helpful and very quick on his shipping. I ordered it late morning on Friday and FedEx delivered it the next day – Saturday. I’ll blog a little bit more about the weaving process after I complete the stool.

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