Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bonney Chairs

...the shop is a bubbly cauldron of steam!
curved piece cooling under intense pressure from the metal compression strap. The key to successful steam bending is this critical step...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bonney Chairs

more like a "mad scientist" lab...the wood goes in the white pvc tube and is heated to 220 degrees for about an hour...this on the coldest day of the year makes for a nice sauna in the shop!!

All of this is required to steam bend the main seat curve...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bonney Chairs

LOTS of bending forms for these chairs!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bonney Chairs

hand carving the chamfer detail on front rail..

ready for glue up.......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tiffany Armoire

Full scale drawings of armoire "upper" illustrate the proportions and details of the piece....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bonney Chairs

hand planed front legs..


Front apron and legs...mortise and tenon joinery complete..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bonney Chairs

...this SUPER heavy 16/4 rough cherry wood...

..turned into all of this!...chairs are lots of parts...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bonney Chairs

Although I have built this chair in the past my client requested modifications to the original.
A real scale "mock up" is VERY useful to illustrate exactly how those modifications play out.
Its pretty amazing what one can do with a few 2x4's from Home Depot!!