A few last-minute bits for any holiday shoppers here. I realize the furniture is not an impulse item for most of us; I’m just posting these in case anyone is interested in them. I finished one box, built another and will put the lid on it tomorrow. Both are available, but if they’re for the 25th, we’d better step on it. After this, it’s back to woodworking in the shop…
The Shaving Horse DVD is below, scroll to the bottom for it.
STRAPWORK BOX SOLD
red oak and white pine
H: 8″ W: 25″ D: 13 3/4″
$900 plus shipping (about $60-80 in US).
The box open, with the till lid propping it open.
The end view, showing a 2nd strapwork pattern and the wooden cleat that forms part of the hinge.
Detail of the strapwork design on the front.
WHITE OAK BOX
H: 7 1/2″ W: 22 1/2″ D: 13 1/2″
$1,000 plus shipping (about $60-80 in US)
The next next box is white oak, carved with a freehand design around a vertical centerline. The ends are a row of upright S-scrolls. Unless something goes horribly wrong, this one will get a white oak lid tomorrow. I glued up two quartersawn boards today to make the lid. Just needs planing, molding and attaching cleats/hinges. white pine bottom, till parts are white pine with an oak lid.
I’m gearing up to make some more of these Jennie Alexander-style ladderback chairs, but still have one left up in the loft. It’s red oak, some ash rungs. Hickory bark seat.
H: 33 1/2″ seat is 17″ wide at front, 13″ deep. Seat height about 18″
$1200 plus shipping; which runs around $150 here in the US.
Post & rung stool SOLD
Related to the above; I made this for a recent article in Fine Woodworking; when that photo shoot was over I stashed it in the loft & promptly forgot about it. Found it today in a pile of chairs and things. I own a John Alexander version of this item; so this one’s extra. The bark seat will last decades; but it’s just a step or so off from what it should be – strips vary a bit too much in width; and are spaced a bit too far apart. There – I’ve told you what’s wrong with it; but it’s a perfectly fine stool really. I’ve priced it to reflect my take on it –
seat height: 18″ frame is 14 1/4″ x 17″
$500 plus shipping
SMALL CARVED & JOINED CHEST
Last one – the small carved chest. After Xmas this one will go back into the house somewhere. Here’s the whole story of this chest, as well as some more photos https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2019/11/17/a-small-joined-carved-chest-for-sale/
Dimensions are H: 21″ W: 30 3/4″ D: 16 1/2″
$3,000 plus shipping.
NEW DVD – “BUILD A SHAVING HORSE WITH PETER FOLLANSBEE”
Some time ago, I shot a video with my friends at Lie-Nielsen about making the type of shaving horse I use. They’re just released it, and I have some for sale. It’s 2 DVDs, time is 162 minutes (I could never do short videos…)
The shaving horse is my version of Jennie Alexander’s design. I’ve been using mine since the late 1980s, and find it works just fine. Here’s a preview fro LN –
You can order it directly from Lie-Nielsen either in streaming format or as discs. https://www.lie-nielsen.com/products/build-a-shaving-horse
There you will see all the DVDs I’ve done with them as well.
I have a limited number (38 of them) of the Shaving Horse discs available while it’s new. If I get this setup right, you can just click the paypal link below to buy it from me. Once mine are gone, it will redirect to Lie-Nielsen.