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.
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“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……
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.
The actual construction phase is nearly done but so far, none of the major parts have had glue applied. This was a good decision as it was necessary for me to insert and remove web-frame parts a number of times to get the fits just right, especially for the dividers, which I had some slight difficulty with. For any professional woodworkers reading this post (why would you be? 🙂 ), I’m sure you’ll have a chuckle, but at the time it sure seemed like a straightforward process…..