Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Arts & Crafts settle and more "faux" paintwork

It's nearly done, but like all big pieces of furniture with large areas of canework, it takes time - a lot of time. Here is the progress so far.

The first set of diagonal weavings are about half way across the seat.

Back to faux finishes, in this post here I was working on a faux rosewood finish and said then that there was another popular faux finish imitating burr walnut. Well by coincidence here's one that came into the workshop last week.

A 1920's cane backed chair with a medallion and very convincing painted walnut finish. The back is now recaned, tinted and sealed.

It's not surprising people believe that this effect is real walnut is it?

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