|Project by jinkyjock||posted 08-30-2015 02:23 PM||640 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
This project is once again made with re-cycled wood which was given to me by friends.
Their son installs high-powered electric cables to pylons and the slats (1400mm.x90×25) are from the large drums which hold the cables.
I was given 44 slats, with the promise of more, and made them 2 planters as payment.
I am pretty sure that the wood is Cedar.
The reason for making this chair is for relaxing outside of my workshop while I am working.
My old deck chair was falling apart and needed replacing.
The colour scheme was part of an experiment as I wanted to try out some wood dyes to gauge the effect before using it on a couple of Ideas I have germinating.
The next image is blatant Product-Placement.
In the forlorn hope that Bosch wish to sponsor further projects on my behalf.
The design of the chair was adapted from plans of a Norm Abrams project.
The colouring was from Liberon Wood Dyes, a water-based dye.
Construction was mainly just screwed together with a couple of half-lap joints where appropriate.
The curved work was done on my small bandsaw or by jigsaw.
I did all of the planing by hand as there was a dust residue on some of the slats and I feared damaging my planer blades.
Finish was a few coats of Poly Yacht Varnish.
Learned a few things in this project, particularly relating to the wood dye process.
Thank you for looking, all comments are welcome.