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Another Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part Four

I mixed up some stain and applied it to the raw wood. When dry, I began building up the oil finish and once it was sufficiently cured, I gave the chair a good waxing. Fig. 1. All polished up. Fig. … Continue reading

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An Impostor in our Midst! – Part Two

I mixed up a pot of Viscount Howe brown stain and brushed the chair all over with it… twice, for good measure. When dry, I gave the chair a good polishing and then waxed it. Fig. 1. Arm post, arm … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part Six

There’s a very marked difference between the mild to warm winters here in the Antipodes and winters back home in the Northern Hemisphere: I do most of my work outdoors (my small ‘workshop’ basically amounts to tool storage only) and … Continue reading

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Mulberry – Soiled, not Stained.

A George I mulberry bureau in the manner of Coxed and Woster. (Christie’s) Is this beautiful early Georgian piece of furniture really made of mulberry? In Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, the subject of my post, an eighteenth-century … Continue reading

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