Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas
Several months ago I was visiting my friend Lorra. While I was there, she showed me a quilt she was making for a mutual friends birthday. The birthday party was still several months away. This gave me plenty of time to make a rack that would hold and display the beautiful quilt Lorra had designed. I was very excited about this project because it would give me a chance to use my new wood lathe. The quilt rack I designed would give me much needed practice and fun learning to turn spindles. My first job was to recruit spies that would find out in various ways Gloria’s favorite wood and finish. It turned out to be oak.
Making oak spindles: NOTE: You can enlarge each pic by clicking on it. To get back to post use your back arrow. To go to my home page, click on CRABTREE WOODWORKS
Now the fun begins!!
Now that one is cut, I have to duplicate it.
Next I cut the arms and legs
A lot of band saw work to cut the arms and legs. After they are done Its time to assemble .
A coat of Watco dark Walnut oil and clear coats and wax and its done
The most important pic of all!!!
from left to right , Gloria , myself and Lorra
Happy birthday Gloria!! Lorra’s beautiful quilt
Various party pics