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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Root of the Matter....

The first thing I did today was refine the patterns for the Russian furniture.  I now have workable plans for the chairs and the chest.

As I get to them, I will put the plans up so that you can see them better and maybe use them.
After the drawing, I went out and made a pass at the rosemary bushes with the clippers.

These are the fastest legs that I have ever made.  I may have to do some kind of house or box that I can make more furniture from this material.  It was FAST and fun.

All I had to do was find a branch that went in at least three different directions at the joint.

I cut off three to start with.  I needed to see how much I was going to have to do to them.  Not much! I cut the main branch as level as I could and then by taking off a little at a time, I leveled the bottom.  I knew that I wanted them about seat height. (1 1/2").

The hardest part was getting them level....And that was not hard.

It took me all of ten minutes to make all three.

I cut some planks for the seats. They were 1 1/4" long by 1/2" wide.  Those were glued to the top.

That was basically all there was to it.  I can't let the Terrible Two try them out yet.  The glue isn't dry.

I like the same one that Tessie picked out, but I am partial to the one by her feet also....Hard to choose just one...And I think that it is going to be hard to make just three. 

I am thinking that they would be cool with tops that are more shaped.  Maybe even Woodsies would work.  I will have to look to see what shapes of those I still have.

Anyway, I have to get back to the real world now....I still have another couple of loads of laundry to do.

See you tomorrow.


Elga said...

I just love them, Casey. I think a top with bark on the sides could look quite nice. Think I should start saving all the twigs in the garden.

Lucille said...

Brilliant, Casey!

Kathi said...

Clever girl! Love the rosemary stools. They could be modern minis too with the right top. Great thinkin' Casey!

Mary said...

Those would look great in a fairy house or garden, I bet that they smell nice also.

Darah said...

I would stick four in front of a diner table! If not at least one by the fireplace if one is available. Yet, I have read you wanted to stick it in out on the front porch if I'm not mistaken! Well keep blogging, and thank Tessie for begin cute:) makes me laugh when she talks, I read some of the blog to my mom. After that she says when ever she vacuums oh just sucked up that little person that wouldn't stop talking there every where! :) well keep on mini-ing also are you a member of ? I love this website. They are really nice and love to see other ideas.

Fabiola said...

Original and ingenious!
Bye Faby

mcddiss said...

cuanto me alegro de que hayas encontrado unas cuantas ramas de romero que te sirvieran para tus sillas ,aunque sabia que las encontrarias,la verdad es que quedan muy bien