Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Barrel Back Press Cane Chair

Here is a pressed cane chair with the cane in 3 sections. The top and bottom groove are one for the whole chair and the middle and side pieces share the groove where they join up and down,

Can't Find Good Help

You just can't find good help anymore.

Newest Caner

Here is the newest chair caner to the team, my Great Grandson Ian, born 9/30/2011 at 8 lbs 14 oz. The future looks bright.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Fiat Seats Ready

Here are the Fiat seats ready to put in the crate for shipping. We stained just a little to take off the "new" of the reed and coated with a spar varnish based finish. This will work best outside with the sun and not crack over time. Also, as the reed ages, the stain will not become to dark to fast. Ready to cruise!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fiat Schallete Wicker Auto Seats !!

These seats are out of a late 60s, early 70s Fiat Schallete. They were designed to be used around the ocean in Italy and surrounding countries. No roof or doors, sort of a beach buggy. The old reed was brittle and splitting and the customer wanted all replaced to use at his summer place. The difference, I think, between these and the early Fiat "Jolly" is the extra "roll" on the back of the front seats. I'll post another picture once they are stained and finished.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Rattan Set Response

Here is the sofa that goes with the pieces posted earlier along with a rattan bar, ottermans,but no pics of them. A total of 11 pieces and the customer was kind enough to send this message; "Rob, We are extreamly pleased with the way these pieces came out. The color is perfect and Jan is especially impressed with the weaving on the bar stools. Thanks so much, Jeff. We would be happy to make a recommendation or provide reference if ever needed. "

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hitchcocks Everywhere!

Here's 11 of the customers Hitchcock chairs. They will bring the other half when these are finished. Along with new seats, there are several repairs to be done and the ones he has 5 of, need all new banding. Someone tried to replace one but used material twice as thick as it should be. Pics when finished{it'l be awhile!}

Cane Bottom

This chair is a but unusual in that the cane for the seat and the virticals for the sides use the same holes in the seat frame.Also, each hole appears to have a wood peg to help secure it in place along with the tie-offs on the bottom. The holes had plenty of dirt too! I'll post new pics when finished.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Where Are You??

When you go to look for your "faithful companion" while your in the shop working away,this is not what I'd hoped to find. Guard Dog?

Rattan Chairs

These were bought by my customer from a storage unit. No telling how long they were in there but my guess is they stacked stuff on top or the stack fell and the result is the broken areas on the backs. Now finished, they require stain and finish. Then we can stapt on the 2 "head" chairs that go with these.

Rattan Chair

Here's a rattan chair that was in sad shape. As you can see, all of the wrapping had to be replaced and done in the same pattern as it's one of a set of 7 pieces. Just needs stain and finish.

Rattan Bar Stools

Here's one of a set of Rattan Bar Stools done in the "diamond" pattern, stained and ready for a shot!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

3PC Garden Set-Starting Point

This is a 3pc set of "Garden Furniture" that was dropped off for restoration. The bottom of the glider is completly rotted and all of the seat. The chairs are not quite as bad needing new feet and one chair needs a new seat.
The set has brass tags ; "Rok-O-Glider"by the Goshin Manufacturing Co, Goshin, Ind.
They have been painted many times. We will finish using the colors we believe were on the set from the Co.

3 PC Set-Chairs-Repaired

The 2 chairs are sanded and ready for painting. The chair on the right had most of the seat slats replaced due to rot and both chairs have new feet.

3PC Set- Repaired-Glider

This is the glider repaired and ready for paint. We made a whole new base for it and all the slats and 2 end pieces on the seat are new. The rest was just sanded to remove the old flaking paint.

3PC Set Finished-Chairs

Here's the 2 chairs.

3 PC Set Finished-Glider

Here's the glider finished and ready for some cool nights .