Boj’s Rietveld Chair

Viewer Project - By Boj van der poel from Barneveld, Holland
Added on March 21, 2012

I love my Rietveld Chair!!! It was very fun to make because I only used the table saw for cutting the wood. I used my #4 plane to size all of the parts. Then it was time to use my new Lie-Nielsen plane for smoothing it out a little bit. For the joinery, I used dowels. For finishing I used boiled linseed oil. First I sanded down to 80 grit, then to 120 grit. Then I gave it two coats of boiled linseed oil.

Further Reading

“Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888–25 June 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House…. See Full Wikipedia Article on Rietveld.

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