Monday, 13 November 2017
Windsor Chair First Coat
I managed to find time to clean up the glue and do the final scraping and sanding. Having pondered a number of finishes I used a penetrating oil (details at the end) which will need many coats.
The continuous arm Windsor designed by James Mursell looks great from any angle.
I simplified the seat shape from the more traditional design and managed to find a board with some nice olive colour running the middle (sorry Simon, you'll have to be quicker next time!)
I managed to find some olive ash legs as well.
Contrasting wedges were used for the arm spindles and it's worth taking a little time to make sure these are centred and the correct width.
The finished I used was Devon Wood Oil as warranted by the Royal Household, if it's good enough for the queen.....