A Great Summer In And Around The Shop

The weather has been nearly perfect around here lately. Maybe a touch on the hot side but trust me, after this last winter, I’m not complaining one bit. The chickens and the garden (veg and flowers) are loving it, so it’s all good.

Peppers and Tomatoes are the big producers this year in the veg department. Our lovely feathered ladies are producing a half dozen or more eggs per day and the wild flowers just keep on blooming.

Here is a shot of the Highchair I was working on in my last post…

I’m very pleased with how this chair turned out. The contrast between the walnut seat and the maple leg tenons really catches the eye. If you or anyone you know are interested in purchasing this little beauty, click here.

Currently on the workbench I have a nearly completed Curved leg stool. These little guys are a lot of fun to build and are perfect for bars, counter height dining areas and guitar playing..

All thats left to do with this one is to trim the leg tenons and scrape the seat to a fine surface with a card scraper. This is probably my favorite part of the chair making process and I can’t wait to get going on it. After that It’s Milk paint time!

The steam bent curved legs really add some visual pop to the profile of this little stool.
The steam bent curved legs really add some visual pop to the profile of this little stool.

As soon as I take some glamor shots of this stool I’ll post a few pictures.


Busy Week Inside And Out…

The veggie  garden is coming to life and and keeping me busy. The ladies seem to be very happy and are keeping us supplied with about a half dozen beautiful eggs every day.

Summer Squash, Happy Chickens, Tomato Flowers and Golden Raspberries

Here’s a little peek at whats going on in the shop right now. Yup, another highchair. This will be my first attempt at a painted chair with a natural finish walnut seat, and I’m very excited to see how it turns out.

I love the contrast between the walnut and the maple where the legs come through the top of the seat.

This one should be ready for paint in a couple of days. I can’t wait to share the results.

Just a reminder….If you’re planning on building your own Windsor Chair and need materials, I’ve got you covered.


Another Busy Week In The Shop

I finally finished up the latest Continuous Arm Highchair. Here you can see it just after the glue up process. Notice that the wedges are still visible at the ends of the spindles and arm posts. Soon they’ll be trimmed off and the surface of the arm will be given a final clean up using a spokeshave and a scraper. Then it’s on to painting. I’ll be sure to post some painting process pics in a few days.

wpid-20150404_200247.jpgNow It’s on to the next project. I’m making a Hoop back rocking chair for a client in Florida. These handsome little chairs are a lot of fun to build, not to mention very comfortable.

wpid-20150206_133649.jpgIn other news….the ladies are really digging the warmer weather and longer days. Nothing like a nice long dust bath with the warm sun on your face (I’m told). And, egg production has been way up. That’s a win-win situation as far as I’m concerned…