Monday, January 30, 2017

The Workshop in Review, 2016 (5).

Always Something Going Down.

Rietveld chairs. suitable for front porches too!

Rietveld chairs were first built in the Netherlands (by Gerrit Rietveld, furniture maker, 1930s), likely from lumber originally used in furniture crates. Clean, straight lines dominate the design, and if the seat and back rest are angled properly, the Rietveld crate chair is one that you will relax in, for hours at a time.

Lots of measuring, cutting, sanding, assembling required. End result, however, is worth the effort.

Ready to take outside to see if the angles are A1. Yup!!

Back to birdhouses.... some models have almost as many pieces as a Rietveld chair. Lots of measuring, cutting, sanding, painting, assembling etc. The workshop is always busy, always something going down.

Old cedar birdhouses made from slats....

Occasionally someone asks, "Can you fix my birdhouses?"

 New roof - all done

The next one was in similar condition.... bad!

 Roof and front porch was destroyed!

Front door and roof look better....

Some damaged birdhouses can enjoy a long second life

More to follow from 2016.

Please link to The Workshop in Review, 2016 (4).

Photos GH