Saturday, December 01, 2018


Looking for help on building a cushion for this Stickley Brothers (Quaint) rocker or simply one that has slats like this one. I have an idea on how to make it, but just want to see if anyone has this type of chair and can offer assistance.

I found DIY Upholstery supply (See links below video) that has much of what I need to make this, but if you have a favorite please let me know.















Monday, November 26, 2018



 The coil spring frame on this Quaint rocker are incorrect. It doesn't go back far enough and the coil springs in the center bend down and touch the wood slats on the bottom. would love to see an original for a chair or rocker with slats so that I can re-create properly. I'll also have to figure out the back, but thinking that's just cotton. If anyone has info. on this chair please let me know. Thanks.






Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Since finding more Quaint furniture, I've been spending time watching upholstery videos and came across a real gem. Buckminster Upholstery. I had no idea just how much craftsmanship went into their work. If you live in Kansas, it looks like he has classes
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZPmM8kQ43b21kSjifg0aQA

http://www.buckminsterupholstery.com/

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Found this beautiful Stickley chair for 15 bucks. Just needs a new leather seat and some fill for cushion. Anyone know of a good leather supplier for this kind of work?





Thursday, August 31, 2017


Cut about 40 hip slates. All bevelled and ready for installation. Installing hip slates is my least favorite thing to do, when it comes to roofing.


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I'll be doing my hip slates soon and found this great video that explains how to do it properly.

Thanks goes to Slate Roof Contractors Association of North America.

I really like that star ridge, but I'm uncertain what you do with the ends. Just cap it I guess?


Monday, June 26, 2017


Nice that I can use my scaffold for other projects unrelated to my house. Works perfect for bike repair. Heck I can work on 4 bikes at the same time!

Also, one pic of my progress. Very grateful for cloudy days. It gets plenty hot up there.