I made two of these, using the two sides of an antique salvaged dresser and a lot of spindles off of antique chairs and bedframes.
They are sort of an homage to North Carolina’s furniture making history, and represent a lot of craft and heart collected into one 18 x 44″ piece.
I stop my truck whenever I see an antique chair on the curb, and I grab it. I have a “chair graveyard” at my shop with a bunch of chairs in varying states of decay. I repurpose the parts and give them new life as art.
I used the sides of an old cherry high boy dresser left behind at my Efland place as the canvasses for the spindles. The face trim is made from 1920s ship lap siding on one, and doorstop from the Confluence farmhouse in Cedar Grove, NC on the other.