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Outdoor Morris Chair #27: Cushions! Ahh... So nice...

05-14-2011 02:36 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

Bought a set of outdoor cushions for the Morris Chairs. Regardless of whether or not the chairs end up inside or out, these will work. They had the “big ones” but I was concerned that they would still not be big enough. The color selections were somewhat limited, but I found a perfect match to the room. The colors in the room are dark brown, the trim is off white and the ceiling is red/gold. Here are the chairs in the room. Today I build the footrests!

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How i make #5: Box for mom

12-11-2012 10:37 AM by Alexey Khasyanov | 2 comments »


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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 56 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 80 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Handcrafted Wooden Rings

05-05-2009 04:35 AM by FrankLad | 57 comments »

I received a couple of comments with regards to how I build the wooden rings in my gallery, so I thought this would be a good place to share a bit about my process. This will not be the best-worded blog entry. I’ll just kinda let my mind spill… My very first rings were done in the bentwood style, which involves some trial-and-error, custom jigs, a great amount of patience and an even greater amount of time to achieve the contrast similar to the rings done in the layered sty...

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