Bow tie inlays have become trendy and overplayed these days, but they do still have their place…and I think this chair back is one of those places.A couple of Hairpin rocking chairs waiting for the next coat of oil. Made from curly maple and claro walnut.
Dutchman patches and bow ties for three days straight on this live edge walnut headboard. The “Dutchman patch” is an inlay technique that has been around forever (AKA: butterflies, bow ties, keys, etc) . These repairs and reinforcements are commonly seen on boats, furniture, doors, etc. The photo below shows an antique with some dutchman patches. I’ll post more photos of the headboard when I get it finished.
I harvested this standing-dead english walnut from my buddy’s front yard, and was happy to get it back from the mill today. Only 2 1/2 years of air drying and then a month in the dehumidifier kiln and these babbies will be ready to use!