Cage & Drawer Chair Pair

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Project by pgcales posted 1718 days ago 1234 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 1718 days ago

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

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 1718 days ago


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 1718 days ago

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!

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#4 posted 1718 days ago

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 1718 days ago

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 1715 days ago


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

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