I had been wanting to build a stick chair for some time now and finally got around to it. The seat and comb (headrest) are Cherry and the legs, sticks and armbow are in Ash.
“Odd Bits and Finishing”
When I think of “Odd Bits” I usually think of the Metzgete in Switzerland, which is a short time in the Autumn where they specifically serve all the parts of the pig that aren’t considered “fine cuts”. Something I look forward to…… But that’s not why we’re here :-). There remain some last bits of construction on the bed before the end game of surface prep and oil/wax.
To date, I’ve only built substantial furniture pieces for my two sons; part of the reason was necessity. When Bruce moved into an apartment with friends and not a single one of them had anything to eat dinner on, I built him a Trestle Table. In 2020, my son Alan was being shipped by the Army back stateside and if I was going to build anything, it had to be done in time for the movers, so he got a Coffee Table, matching End Tables, and a Blanket Chest. And now……
(And oh yes, I seem to be writing again)
So the last year and a half of Covid has actually seen me much busier than normal both at work and at home so this blog has been neglected for quite some time. (I’m sure all 7 of you that actually read some posts have been on the edge of your seats) And a heads-up, this is mainly just a pictorial post with a story rather than a full-on article of “how I built it”. Part of the story the pictures tell is how disorganized my garage can get…..
The client is returning soon from a golf vacation and I’ve promised to have this cabinet ready!
Not to mention the fact that I will soon be helping Monika with this years’ “Advent Fenster” for the Retirement Home. This is basically a village-wide Advent Calendar where different homes or establishments decorate a window, one for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Big Do-ins and a lot of work so I better finish up on this cabinet.