Cage & Drawer Chair Pair

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Project by pgcales posted 12-13-2009 02:50 AM 1727 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of chairs I finished awhile back. The first one has a sort of cage structure that is mortised through the seat. There’s also a hook hanging in the cage from the middle of the seat bottom.

Its twin is a rocking chair that has a set of drawers attached to the legs. There’s a wooden tenon/pin “lock” that goes through a set of mortises cut through each drawer. The most important thing I learned from this rocking chair is how important weight distribution and the angle of the rocker’s curves needs to be to strike a comfortable balance. This rocker may have a nice silhouette, but the drawers on the bottom added a lot of weight that threw off the balance, so it’s not particularly comfortable to sit in for very long.

Both of these chairs are part of an ongoing project I started called “Share-a-Chair”. The basic premise is to create chairs that have some sort of interactive feature, and then have people use them to make exchanges or in some way interact with one another. You can learn more about that project at

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 03:42 AM

Beautiful chairs, the design, proportions and wood are gorgeous. Innovative ideas too.

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 04:25 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 04:59 AM

I had a simaler experience with a childs rocker I made some years back. There was a part in the design of the rockers I didn’t like, so I changed it… It never did sit right.

Beautiful design!

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 05:13 AM

I like how your mind works! I can’t wait to see what you do next! Keep up the killer work!


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#5 posted 12-13-2009 01:22 PM

mirare la direccion que dices,las sillas es uno de mis muebles preferidos y esta me parece novedosa e ingeniosa

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 12:32 AM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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