I just picked up this antique, walnut rocking chair next to the dumpster
down the street at the church. All it needs is some TLC, a new arm and
reglueing some joints. The upholstery appears rather new and has some of
those nasty metal angled things holding the seat on. It appears there is a
lot of handwork on the piece. Carving another arm should be a fun and
closeup of splat and back.(~80k)
Enjoyed your websites, Larry. I guess you don't need to be told, that
you do not put a new patch on an old coat. I was wondering, if there
is a pressed design under the upholstery on the crest rail?
It is surprising what you might find in a dumspter, though. There was
a modular cabinet manufacturer, near my house and not to mention any
names, who bought all his material s4s...why? I don't know. But, his
employees would pull a stick off the rack, cut six inches off, and
throw the rest in the trash. This company filled two six-yard
dumsters twice every week. I got in the habit of stopping by, but
soon, had more wood than I could store.
Which, reminds me of one of my wives. Only woman I have ever known,
who could turn two bags of groceries into ten bags of garbage...
My policy has always been, nothing goes into the trash until it is
sawdust, and only then, if there are no vegetables to be mulched.
Since I'm not burdened with trying to make a living from my woodworking(&
etc) I pretty much do what I feel like. I'll even patch the new patch on
the old coat.
I'm not sure where the crest rail is. I've pulled back the upholstery on
the rail beneath the front of the seat and it looks like it's made for
upholstery with a groove along the top of all the seat rails for tacking the
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