Naturally Beautiful

Here is a finished shot the latest Highchair to come out of my shop. I’m very pleased with the natural finish. The contrast between the maple legs and the walnut seat really pops.

All oiled and ready for delivery.
All oiled and ready for delivery.

These Little chairs give kids a few extra inches of height, bringing them up to a comfortable dining level at the “grown up table”. Best of all the hands of the chair are low enough to fit under most tables so you can really slide them in nice and close to their plates..

Just the right Height.
Just the right Height.
And as always, some process pictures..
And as always, some process pictures..

 

 

 

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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.

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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…

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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 buildĀ 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.

Seasonable Weather….and Some Quality Shop Time.

First, I’m happy to announce that the garden is finally starting to come together. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, kale and cucumbers are in the ground. About a week later than I would have liked, but winter didn’t want to let go this year. Now I just have to keep the chickens out of it ’till the plants get a little bigger. Easier said than done I’m afraid.

Growing my tomatoes on stakes this year instead of using cages.
Growing my tomatoes on stakes this year instead of using cages.

And in the shop….Here’s a look at the Hoop Back rocker I was working on a couple of weeks ago.

Carving the seat with an inshave and travisher..
Carving the seat with an inshave and travisher..
Rockers all cleaned up and ready to fit.
Rockers all cleaned up and ready to fit.
All glued up and ready for a final clean up and paint!
All glued up and ready for a final clean up and paint!

I’m very pleased with how this little rocker turned out. It really is very comfortable, maybe one day I’ll make one for myself.

And a finished shot…

Oiled, waxed and ready to ship...
Oiled, waxed and ready to ship…

More updates soon!