Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Finished The Rustic Chair

I finally finished the chair I was working on for Kiki. I've been working on it for an hour or two after the kids go to bed. I put a coat of natural stain on it and the first coat of tung oil is drying on it now.
I made the chair mainly to practice and learn, and learn I did. I learned that you have to drill the holes mortise all the same depth or your measurements could be as much as a quarter inch off. Also I think I over thought the actual seat part of the chair, next I'll try to make things a little less complicated. The chair is not really square but it is sturdy and does not wobble and serves the purpose for which it was made. I learned a great deal of things that I can use to make my next piece of furniture better, and Kiki has a chair to sit on that will hopefully last her quite a few years. 
I think it turned out just about as good as it could being the first piece of log furniture I've ever made (first piece of furniture period for that matter)    

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