|Project by bearkatwood||posted 11-04-2015 11:47 PM||855 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is my Lyre Chair design. It is built with Maloof style joinery and sculpting. I tried to make it my own a bit by and added the lyre look as I was fond of the classical Phyfe saber leg chair. I have built them from Myrtlewood, Curly Maple and English Walnut. The first chairs had sort of a bulldog looking leg and worked fine with arms, it wasn’t until I had an order for them in a dining set that I saw the ones without arms looked very squat.
I redesigned them and changed the front leg to have a more graceful look. The left is a English Walnut office chair with brass casters I did for Art of Goby Walnut in Portland. If you are ever in there ask him to show it to you.
The first chair I made in this Lyre style was made of Myrtle wood and was bought by the mayor of our town.
I built a bench in this style to accompany an order as well.
Very comfy chair.
-- Brian Noel