Friday, October 30, 2009

Adirondack Chairs

A pair a chairs made following plans I saw in FWW recently by Tom Begnal. I made a few modifications, most significant was adding an additional seat slat curved to match the angle of the back to fill in the. Poplar with two coats of primer, and two coats of exterior latex. Very comfortable design and light weight because of the wood I used. Lots of space on the arms to hold the beverage of your choice!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blanket/Toy Chest

This chest was built for my 7 year old grand daughter. The significance of this project is it an exact duplicate of a chest I built 20 years ago when I first started working wood. Made of pine with a coopered top, the finish is water based stain mixed to match the furniture in the room. The hinge is "child safe" and the drawer simply slides to either side to access larger items below.

The first chest I built I had 3 tools, a bench top table saw, a router, and a jig saw in a 3 car garage.
When I delivered this to Cincinnati, I sat it next to the original (the oldest granddaughter got that one when we moved to TN) and I can not tell the difference other than the color, and you see the shop and the tools I have in other posts. Probably completed the project a lot quicker than the first time, maybe improved on my technique somewhat, but you don't need a shop full of tools to produce an item that put a smile on a 7 year olds face.