|Project by donaldmee||posted 12-14-2010 07:34 PM||4182 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I just finished this chair for the gallery, it was a concept I have recently chair started to work out. The body of the chair is made out of one piece of i-beam that i strategically cut,bent ,and folded to create the body. I wasn’t sure if it would work it looked good in my sketches but sometimes in the real world they don’t work, thank goodness it did I am planing on doing a whole series of these chairs. This was my first attempt at a chair of any kind there are a few little things I would change but over all it was I feel a success. So maybe a set of 6 for a dinning room table? I have never worked with or even seen this type of wood it is called Jobillo, I have since read it is similar to and used as a substitute for Tiger wood. I really enjoyed working with this wood it is super dense and hard, with an almost waxy feel to it. Sands beautifully and has some wonderful iridescent quality’s they didn’t come through in the pictures that well but they are there. The finish on the steel is a simple blacking and on the wood tung oil. Despite being made out of an I-beam it is super comfortable.
-- donald mee