Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wrapping up Winter Projects

Earlier I posted a set of Adirondack chairs, footrest and table I built for our outdoor use.  I also completed a set of two chairs and a table intended for our rec room.  I built this set using untreated pine since it won't be exposed to the weather.  Desiring a rustic appearance I decided upon flame-finishing the wood.  As seen in this closeup a propane torch is used to lightly burn the wood.  The softer wood chars first accenting the grain as the harder wood retains its light color.

This image is one of the chairs after having been burned and wiped.

After two coats of satin polyurethane the new rustic Adirondack set is ready for use.

With winter beginning to break up in our area wrapping up my winter projects has not come a minute too soon.  Yesterday while applying water resistant stain to the new Adirondack deck set I heard the song of the Red-winged Blackbird above the roar of the wind; the first for this year.  Today I observed a number of them swaying in the tree tops.  Its time to put the projects behind me and head into the outdoors, camera in hand!

12 comments:

Joe said...

NICE!!! These type chairs are so comfortable. I'm working on two more for our hunting cabin.

HANNIBAL said...

Absoluetly gorgeous! Love the burnt application!

Louise said...

This of this Summer, sitting in one of those chairs, watching the world go by. They are beautiful.

richard l coy said...

Nice job Coy. I have made those in the past and they sold very well..looks almost like the same pattern I had made also

Lois Evensen said...

Great chairs so nicely finished. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The chairs look lovely.I am sure they will be put to good use,with the coming of warmer weather.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

My wife just sent me over here to see your chairs so I can make some for her. Beautiful job!

John S. Mead said...

Those chairs look wonderful.... Just let me know when I should show up for some "chair time" on the front porch! ;-)

Have a great week!

Elaine said...

The chairs look good!

Montanagirl said...

Coy, you do beautiful work. These look really nice.

Chris said...

Oh wow, I did not know you were able to do these kind of things, congrats Coy, these are really beautiful chairs!

Arija said...

I would love a couple of those chairs, although you would need a crane to get me out of one. At my age, anything close to the ground is dangerous to tit DOWN on. The older one gets, the longer the chair legs need to be.