Actually, I made the two extra chairs (six instead of the needed four in the
space), so that the table could be used in someone's else's (daughter's?)
dining room after I'm long gone.
One extra chair will go under the clock, where it is no, ready for action.
And the other will go very well with SWMBO's writing desk to replace the
"chair that started it all" ... providing I can convince her to give up the
upholstered seat, poplar, prototype:
As for the bench, she/they/future owners can put it in the hall, for all I
I'll have to get back to you with a better take on the materials, but here
is a _very_ accurate time breakdown, by task, for fabrication of the six
chairs (not including prototyping/design time):
Mill/Layout/Cut Parts on Cut List: 30.25
Setup/route Mortises: 39.00
Initial sand/surface preparation: 19.75
Final Sand: 8.00
105 hours/30 minutes thus far ... probably another four to six hours for the
A Cutlist Plus run on the material for the six chars with wooden seats (QSWO
@ $6.10 bf) shows $967.51 ... but I already a good deal of that in inventory
left over from previous projects.
That's a lot of time and materials but the effort
certainly looks nice. Chairs have always been a
"scary item" for me to tackle.
Your design appears to take some of the scary out,
but that is a LOT of M&T that must be perfect.
Did't you buy one of those snazzy M&T machines ???
Nice job, Swingman.
Did you refinish the floors? If you did, what did you use? I have oak
floors exactly like that, but mine need to be refinished and all the
results I've seen of others doing theirs wound up too bleached looking.
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