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Witco chair restoration...one down, one to go (upholstery help needed)
1961surf
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Posted: 2010-06-07 5:10 pm   Permalink

Your Witco resto is looking great PTD ...xlnt job .

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-06-07 5:40 pm   Permalink

I'm looking forward to the Sacramento crawl in October when we can all see the chair up close. It looks great. Will you ever sit on it? Wendy

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2010-06-10 4:54 pm   Permalink

A little more work today...









Thanks for looking!

PTD




 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2010-06-18 11:38 am   Permalink

I was at Duane's house last night and the pictures on here do not do this chair justice!

From the way they looked when I dropped them off at his place to how the one he is working on now looks you would never have thought it was the same piece.

He has really done a fabulous job and I can't wait to see the finished (with cushions) thrones.

Great work Duane!


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2010-06-19 7:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the nods on the restoration. I completed the wahine chair this afternoon. I bought new hardware to refasten the pieces together since the original lag screws were rusted (one was broken in half). I applied a varathene seal instead of varnish because to wood is so rough. It would have been extremely difficult to sand down varnish on the project.



How the chair looked when I received it.










Shots of the completed chair. It looks darker than it actually is.

I will be on the lookout for some upholstery or material to have the cushions and backrest done. I will have both pieces custom made for the chairs by a friend of mine.

Later,

PTD



 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-06-20 05:05 am   Permalink

WOW!! Fantastic job. Great to see these chairs given a new lease on life. Really, really nice work you have done. Can't wait to see the upholstery you find for these.
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2010-06-20 6:21 pm   Permalink

Thank you uncle trav, I appreciate the feedback!

PTD

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-06-21 6:26 pm   Permalink

You are an artist. You saved something special. We look forward to seeing it at the crawl. Wendy

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-07-16 12:47 pm   Permalink

Duane. Did you use any type of protective coat over the final finish? I'm in the middle of trying to bring back the original finish of the chair I found last weekend. Also if you need some measurements for the backrest I can post them for you as I have it off at the moment. Can't remember if your had the backrest or not. Thanks.
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2010-07-16 2:12 pm   Permalink

Trav,

I used a heavy coat of Varathane Diamond Brand Spar Urethane Outdoor (water based) to protect the finish. It was a satin finish.

And yes, any help with the measurements for the backrest is appreciated.

Thanks,

PTD


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-07-16 3:39 pm   Permalink

Duane.
Thanks for the tip on the finish. The piece measures 40" long and is made of very light yellow pine. It was attached to the chair with three 2" long nails. it had about 3/4" thick padding behind the fabric. Here are a couple pics of how the fabric was attached.




The backrest was attached to the chair 1 1/2" down from the top and 3 1/2" up from the seat. Hear is a shot of the backrest with the fabric removed and a cross section I drew up. I hope this helps out.




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leleliz
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Posted: 2010-07-16 4:04 pm   Permalink

You know Duane there are websites that can recreate any fabric if you provide them a sample..and in many cases a scanned image will work.

Maybe Trav and you can work together so you can borrow the fabric to get duplicate fabric made?


 
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