|Project by Philip||posted 10-10-2011 07:04 PM||2218 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I made this chair out of Maple butcherblock table tops that were being tossed (!!!!!!) from a classroom renovation where I work.
The chair is made from bent laminations, and is my first attempt at many woodworking techniques. (laminating, seat sculpting, compound angles, etc…)
Everything turned out fantastic!...except the fact it’s a little unnerving to sit in. Because I made the chair from photographs, and it is essentially a prototype, the seat angle turned out to be too low and it feels like you are going to fall back when you sit in it. This is due to the way the back legs attach to the seat, and the fact I didn’t have enough wood to make the seat wide enough. The seat is made from poplar scraps that were lying around the shop, and 2 nasty pieces that somone was using as car blocks.
Lessons learned: too many to write about.
Would I build it again: Maybe.
Build from photographs instead of making drawings: Never again. (David Marks was right, danget…drawings, templates, fixtures, jigs, more templates, prototypes…)
-- If you can dream it, I can do it!