This isnt immediately on the list, but it is a strong contender for #2. I already own the guild series, so its just a matter of time before I tackle them. 1, holy cow(pun) that upholstery bill is huge! Did you shop around a lot and that is just the going rate for quality work, or did you just pick the most expensive operation in texas? The leather looks awesome, but $2,300 in leather costs is beyond GFY territory. I agree with Eric that I prefer the slim cushion look, like this image from Stickley. However, if your cushions are incredibly comfortable, then i will be the first one to damn the slim cushion aesthetic and jump on board the lazyboy cushion train.
Cant get enough of the cherry and chocolate leather combo. It looks so awesome. Im going to get banned for typing this, but your chairs look better than marc's Awesome job, I hope mine come out half as good(hope they cost me 1/5th as much too!!!)
I asked the same question several years ago. I didn't want to give all my relatives the "Green Apple Dirty's".
Let it soak in and dry before another coat is added. A person suggested that I put the board in a pan and cover with mineral oil for a few days and then let it dry for two weeks. Didn't sound like a good idea to me.