When I delivered this child's chair to Beth at her place of work, handing it back to her in the parking lot, she took it and placed it on the pavement right there, to try out. I wish I had thought to take a photo of her, sitting happily on her beloved heirloom child’s chair; it was priceless. I will never forget seeing the little child magically come out in her….
Here is what Beth wrote about her restored antique:
Steve restored a child-sized chair that has been in my family for over 130 years. He removed old paint and glue that had been shoved into the spindle and leg holes. It is sturdier than ever before and the beauty of the wood has been revealed. Our little chair will continue to get used and passed on for another 130 years! --Beth Wyatt
Thank you, Beth!
Here we go:
Before pic showing loose joints and general wear and tear:
Re-gluing the top:
Re-gluing the base:
Final finish view in my shop:
Little Child's Chair out of the parking lot (!) and home once again: