Category Archives: seating

Orchard Lawn [The Gundry House]

Orchard Lawn, the Italianate home built in 1868 by Joseph Gundry is the home of the Mineral Point Wisconsin historical society and their museum. The society has many photographs of how the house was furnished when it was built. They … Continue reading

Posted in seating, upholstery | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upholstery Repair ( damaged tack edge )

A recurring problem in the repair of upholstered furniture is the degradation of the edges where the upholstery is tacked to the piece. Many upholsterers are not wood workers, so when removing old upholstery you never know what you will … Continue reading

Posted in Repairs, seating | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Eastlake Sewing Rocker [ brocken cane rail ]

This Eastlake style sewing rocker, circa 1880, came in to the shop with a broken and missing cane rail. I was told that someone had knelt on the seat and that the piece was lost. Here we see where the … Continue reading

Posted in Repairs, seating | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

White Oak Rocker

Here is a rocker I just finished restoring. When I got it in, it was painted with white enamel and upholstered with pink velvet. I didn’t take a picture of it because I didn’t think there was any thing special … Continue reading

Posted in Finishing, seating, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Hall Bench

I was recently commissioned to build a small bench to go in an entry way. It needed to be compatible with a small arts and crafts table which was already in the entry way. The table was made from red … Continue reading

Posted in seating | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments