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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #8: finished...

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Blog entry by TigerTed posted 12-18-2018 06:41 PM 579 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Finishing up the woodworking Part 8 of Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair series no next part

I covered the sanded/planed chair with plastic and put some household ammonia in a pan. Repeated that a couple times and got some brown color. Next, I used a darker shellac sanding lightly between coats. A dark wax was applied and rubbed out.

Made a poplar frame that the upholstery guy decided not to use..



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edapp

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 04:05 PM

Great looking chair!
Question for you:
I really want to start on one of these, but the upholstery is intimidating and if it is done poorly could ruin the whole project. You mentioned you outsourced it. Did you have prior experience with this person? What did you use to show him what you were looking for? How did you determine if the upholsterer was qualified? I have never needed any custom upholstery work done…. but would need some for this and a few other projects on “the list”

Thanks!

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metolius

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#2 posted 12-20-2018 04:05 PM

That’s a nice chair.

Thanks for sharing your process !

-- derek / oregon

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