Steve Gaskins
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Princess Chair For My Princess

Two years ago when my Princess (granddaughter) was 3 years old, I designed and built her a princess chair, as she is truly my princess. This is the first chair I ever designed and built and the first time I tried carving. The chair is made from pine and it has her initials inlaid into the back splat. The chair has a volute at the upper rear seat legs, a Federal fan on the rear of the chair shoe, a shell on the front of the seat rail, and acanthus leaves carved into the cabriole legs. The chair is fitted with a hot pink slip seat to match the inlayed initials.

I finished the chair with a seal coat of shellac, then used the Maloof oil and wax finish.

I have approximately 200 hours in the design, build, and finish.

-- Steve Gaskins

Another nice piece. Great carving for a first try.
Lucky girl!

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Majestic chair for a princess.

Lucky girl indeed.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I’ll bet she went nuts! Nice Piece

-- Thomas J. Tieffenbacher/aka docSavage45

She must truly love it!! Great carving, I think any girl would love the pink. Nicely done.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

That is one of the nicest chairs I have seen. great job

-- Jerbear

Very impressive chair Steve

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker