Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Alice Chair

I recently refurbished the seat and back of this old bentwood rocker which lives in Alice Springs. 


There are many pleasant surprises in this trade... on this job it was the pile of red dust which fell out of the upholstery as I stripped it prior to recovering. I love the idea of that central Australian dirt mingling with the red dirt here at Jamberoo, and adding to all the other dirt which falls out of the various projects which find their way to Bottoms' End for rest and recuperation. When they leave, they leave behind a little piece of their history...
... a sort of history in dirt.

The chair's owner, Charlie, has done a great job refinishing the frame and reassembling. It's all set now for another 50 years or so of serious rocking.

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