|Project by AndyPitts||posted 07-08-2015 08:40 PM||959 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
The table was my first commission after starting my furniture business ten years ago, but the chairs followed later. I think my clients wanted to make sure they liked the table before committing to chairs.
All my clients could tell me at the time was that they wanted glass in the table, so I went to their home to get a feel for it, and they had big windows opening out onto a creek with trees at the waterline. The roots inspired the legs, and the design flowed from there. Look closely and you will see a bent laminated backbone connecting either side of the leg structures. I think I used 39 layers of oak and cherry in that lamination. The chair crest was to mimic that laminated backbone.
The real challenge with the chairs was that one of my clients stood over 6 feet tall, while the other stood about 5 feet tall. How to make a chair that is comfortable for both? They tell me that they are comfortable, so I’m happy about that.
Cherry, Red Oak, and Glass
29”H x 96”L x 36”W
I made these pieces “pre-video”, but here’s a pictorial essay about making the chairs:
-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000