|Project by Matthew Weatherly||posted 12-23-2008 07:01 AM||2855 views||22 times favorited||27 comments|
This chair was my first woodworking project while studying Scandinavian furniture design and woodworking in Denmark (Summer of 2001). The assignment was to design and build a “seating object” from one Maple board measuring 2.5” thickness x 8” width x 4’ length. My goal was to create a chair that had a full seat and backrest, while expressing the Scandinavian design influences. I remember the first time I glued up the slats for the seat rest, and was nervous to sit down at first. Our shop mentor, Lars Hansen, had no worries and just flopped down on it as if it were made from concrete. I was happy that I took the risk and experimented with this design; as it made me aware of how strong and flexible wood can be.
-- Matthew Weatherly