|Project by Andrius_Sta||posted 05-21-2011 07:06 PM||5446 views||15 times favorited||25 comments|
Good day, fellow LJ’s. This is my attempt to copy Maloof’s low back dining chair.
I think I jumped on to big of a challange for my level of experience. The two months of making it, was a real struggle. I had to learn how to do this by trial and error. So, most of the time it was screwing something and then trying to fix it. The only reference I had for making this were photographs of the finished piece from the web.
I did not want to experiment on costly hardwoods so I chose pine. I found some really old wall logs lying around in our shed.
I pulled all the nails out, ripped it with my 14” bandsaw and tried to find any material that was not rotten or badly cracked. It turned out to be just enough for the chair. I coudn’t get away from cracks 100% but what can you do…
At first I though this would be just a model for working out the dimensions and joinery. But then I decided to finish it completely. (I’m still not sure if it was a good idea investing all that time in it but I don’t regret)
I totally missed some proportions and hardlines. It just does not look right to me looking from certain angles. But when you cut or sand to much – it is all over…
Too much talking! Here are some more photographs. Comments and criticism are very welcome.
-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com