|Project by rainman||posted 05-23-2010 02:08 AM||5258 views||18 times favorited||42 comments|
This is a chair I was asked to build for the soon to open Adirondack Folk School, in Luzerne NY. It’s almost 7 feet to the top of the back, the seat is 40.5 inches wide, and the arms are 6 feet long and 17.5 inches wide. It’ll be used to attract attention to the school and with the addition of a sign will advertise weekly special events. I used to build these chairs all the time, but I didn’t have a pattern anymore so I took apart a child’s chair I build for my daughter when she was just a little girl and converted those parts into the giant version here. I increased it’s size by 300%. It was built with construction grade SPF lumber. The seat slats are 2×4’s, the arms and legs are glue ups of 2×12’s and 2×6’s and it’s all held together with 4 inch deckscrews and .5 inch carriage bolts.
-- So much wood, So little time