A Pair of George II Irish Walnut Side Chairs – Part Three

I completed the construction of the two chairs on Christmas day and had hoped to finish them this week; however it’s simply too damned hot.

The walnut chairs in-the-white.

When the weather cools from the current high 30s (US: stinking hot) to the mid 20s (US: still a bit warm), I’ll give them a 260 year-old polishing. After that, they’ll go off to the upholsterer and likely won’t reappear for a couple of months.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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7 Responses to A Pair of George II Irish Walnut Side Chairs – Part Three

  1. Tim Shaw says:

    Very nice looking chairs, Jack. Thank you for posting them. An inspiration to us all. Living in the U. S. I also appreciate your conversion of the temperature.


  2. Eric R says:

    Very nice work my friend.
    The area of the crest rail attachment is particularly nicely done.
    Looking forward to see how the upholsterer compliments your work.


  3. Joe M says:

    I know you do not want to be a “how to” site but could you go into some detail about your “260 year old polishing”? Your finishes on all your project always look so “right”.


  4. James Owen says:

    High 30s? Now, it’s just beginning to get comfortably warm.
    Mid-20s? Still too cool.
    – New Mexico Desert Rat
    Lovely chairs. Very nicely done!


  5. D.B. Laney says:

    Lovely work. Does my heart a world of good to know that we “old folks” can still “rise to the occasion.” (Just on my way to the chemist!) Good on ye and a Happy New Year.


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