Friday, February 10, 2017
(First post here.)
The project is moving apace. Two chairs are finished, two are waiting the arrival of the clear epoxy I ordered.
First, what was hiding when I went to recover the seats:
I found three different fabrics.
Of course I left them underneath for the next person to go WTF?
I did NOT strip the wood, just thoroughly cleaned and sanded. Here’s part of a quick cleaning:
The two chairs that were finished were simply coated with a water-based polyurethane. I’m going to have to purchase a small can of light oak stain for parts of the two remaining chairs that I’m repairing.
Here is the chair that has the busted back. I am super nervous about how the repairs will turn out, but I realized it can’t be worse than how it was. Plus, someone cracked the end of a support bar while working with the legs. (That someone is NOT ME.)
The clear epoxy should arrive Monday, so I can stain the pieces I sanded over the weekend and they should be ready for the epoxy then.
And here is a finished chair!
My goal was simply to recover the seats, and add a layer of protection to the wood.
Next week, we’ll see how the repairs go. But if you hear a lot of cursing, you’ll know it’s not going well.