Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'stickley'

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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Stickley Coat Rack #4: Complete! - Planing and Finish

09-06-2020 02:05 AM by WirelessWoodworker | 0 comments »

I finally finished up the Stickley style coat rack last week. Long time since the last entry, but tough to get some decent finishing weather in the heat of summer! Here’s a quick video of the final planing and finish: The first step was hitting everything one final time with a smoothing plane to get it all ready for finish. I’m trying to match some older cherry pieces in the room, so the finish is going to start with a stain. In...

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Stickley 802 Hall Table #2: Rough work

12-20-2018 10:44 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

Really do better enjoy joinery. Did that cut to rough length, joint and plane, blah blah. I was focused on getting the top and legs. 8/4 wasn’t really wide enough to get good rift sawn out of the edges. It will have to do. The top was a chore. The top is 18” wide taking two 7 1/2” boards and one 3.” I joined the wide boards where the grain is straight. Have to really look for the joint. Where the the narrow board matches is wavy so I did the best I could....

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Stickley 802 Hall Table #1: Starting a new project

12-20-2018 10:19 PM by TigerTed | 3 comments »

My daughter said she would like a new table for her living room. Always thought of building this one. White oak is what I have in mind but she said she preferred Cherry. Cherry it is! I do this crazy job assignment. Travel to Cleveland during the week and come home to Michigan on the weekends. Went to Homestead Hardwoods which is between Cleveland and Toledo. Spent two hours going through 8/4 and 5/4 cherry. Found a wide board of 8/4 and two 5/4 boards that look like from the ...

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

12-18-2018 06:41 PM by TigerTed | 2 comments »

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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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #6: Start on the back

12-18-2018 05:48 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

The back slats will be curved. First we need the distance between tenons. The stile of the back are milled and with locating hole assemble to the chair with a pin. A mock up straight section tenon was made. Next we need a form to glue the back slats. Two curved forms were made with the bandsaw. Between the forms at spacers that allow us to clamp and accommodate the various slat heights. That assembly is mounted to a piece of plywood. Everything has thin foam sheet to prevent slat...

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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #4: First fit up

12-18-2018 04:28 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

Did diagonal cut the underarm support stretchers to conserve wood. It’s expensive. The pretty stuff outside. Knots/defects are kept inside. Dry fit what we have so far. Not a chair yet but something. Now we are laying out the under arm tenons. Note that those bottom side stretchers will be angled which adds a lot of complication.

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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #1: Project start

12-18-2018 12:45 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

Project for this series

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Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

07-22-2018 05:34 PM by AandCstyle | 12 comments »

I recently visited the Stickley Museum. I did a review last week and a few people asked for more pix. Fellow LJ Sawdust2012 has a cousin that is the Executive Director of the museum and she authorized me to post the pix I had taken. Thank you Sawdust2012, aka Tim. The front of the house. The adjacent buildings that were meant to be dormitories for a school that never got off the ground. Stickley thought that wicker furniture was a nice counter point to his ...

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"New" Picture of Gustav Stickley

03-21-2017 02:39 AM by cicerojoe | 3 comments »

I have always been interested in history. Being from the Syracuse NY area, I am very familiar with Stickley. They make it in a suburb of Syracuse and I know people who work there. Anyway, my interest in history and woooworking kind ove “dovetailed” and I found a picture of Gustav Stickley that I have never seen on the internet. Anyway it is in a public domain book (because it is so old) and I posted it on my website at:

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