First try. I used a crackled milk paint finish to make it look aged. The seat and comb rail were made from SYP, the spindles from white oak,and the legs are ash. The build for this project went surprisingly quick.
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Nice one, Wyattsa. I’d love to build one of them some day. It’s going to have to wait a while, though.
Mind if I ask how you did the seat? Did you glue up same thickness boards or did you use thinner boards where the eventual thickness would be shaped thinner. And was there much difficulty in shaping the seat?
Sorry I didn’t answer this earlier, I just found the question. I glued the seat together by edge jointing a dimensional 2 x 12 and a 2 x 6. So it was 1 1/2 inches thick before shaping. The boards were SYP. I kind of eyeballed the profile I wanted and drew it in with a pencil. I used a scrub plane with a heavily chambered blade to remove most of the waste and refined it with a big gouge. I’ll say now that there wasn’t much difficulty, but at the time I remember cussing quite a bit. It took about two hours, maybe three. I finished it with a curved scraper. The back rail is SYP as well. The legs are ash and the spindles are white oak. I’m definitely making another one soon, it was a lot fun.
I don’t check these messages often, so sorry for the delayed response. As George said, Paul goes over edge jointing large boards in other videos. Since I used construction grade lumber, all I had to do was plane the chamfer off of an edge, so it had a ninety degree corner, and glue them together. Usually I just do this by eye, but sometimes I will mark a line with a gauge to plane to. Paul goes over creating the seat profile in another video, I don’t remember which one. He used several methods, like a large hollow plane, a gouge, and even a shop made compass plane.
Hope this helps,
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