|Pretty Boy Floyd
|A couple of years ago the Lapeer Art Association
here decided to do a "monster" show just before
Halloween. Don't ask exactly where the inspiration
for "Floyd" came from, because I really have no
idea. He stands about 5 feet tall; he would be
a little taller, but he slouches...
|Cabinet for cookbooks
and medical supplies
|A year or so ago, on a builder's tour, I saw some furniture
that combined painted and woodgrain elements like this.
My wife and I both liked the effect, so I designed and built
these three pieces
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|The Great Chair Project
Talk about mixed feelings. Had I realized how much of our
lives this would consume, I might never have started it. But I
can't help taking some pride in the finished product. My wife
deserves a lot of the credit, for hours of patient, and sometimes
difficult, sewing on the upholstery.
|We had just decided to have our couch reupholstered, and I
decided it would be nice to make the chair into a coordinated
piece; but that called for total reworking of the arms. There
are no books detailing how to make open bentwood arms
into overstuffed arms; I spent a lot of time scratching my
head, thinking and rethinking the details....
|Once upon a time, we had an old swivel rocker; it
was nice and solid, but the vinyl upholstery had
started to split pretty badly....
|After pulling a few hundred
staples, it looked like THIS.
|And many hours later...
|We have a couch like this...
|a "new" chair