My 1st Published Article
I received a call from Shannon Flowers, the editor of Wood Carving Illustrated, asking if I would be interested in doing an article on relief carving on an old piece of furniture.
I agreed and decided to take an old rocking chair and add carving to the back to help bring it back to life.
So at that point I went looking for just the right piece of furniture. I went shopping around at different flea markets and old antique stores. One thing to keep in mind is that most antique stores do not have true antique furniture. The reason I say that is because furniture does not become an antique until it is 100 years old. This is good because personally, I wouldn’t want to carve into, or add cavings to a true antique, or a valuable piece of furniture, because it will take away the value of a piece.
There are 14 steps in the magazine that show you in detail how to carve on the back of an old rocking chair.
The pictures above are ones that were not published in the article. I hope you find a few ideas for your carving project.
You can find the full article that is featured last year in Wood Carving Illustrated/Fall 2008 Issue #44: Carving a New Life for Old Furniture, Traditional relief carving adds value to flea market finds. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/