Chairish chair

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Project by JAcker posted 02-25-2012 12:36 AM 1239 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A local artist (Hannah Woebkenberg) I work with mentioned she was doing a piece for a Chairish art auction . For this auction artists are provided an old chair that they can do whatever they want with and then they get auctioned off. She was given an old tubular steel cantilever chair. She removed the original seat and back and had cut some replacement pieces from fiberboard to replace these that she planned to paint. I told her I could probably help get something that would work a lot better. We made some quick sketches and then I did a quick SketchUp model (lots of free chair models to pull a model for the steel fram from). Once we agreed to the design I picked out a nice piece of oak (non-forested lumber from my trip to eutree) and got out the planer and made a few cuts on the tablesaw. The glue up was a quick 16g nailgun/glue. The bottom shelf is screwed together so that she could do the final assembly in her studio rather than in my shop.

Then she painted it. The grain was a little odd on this board – several swirls and knots and some burl and the paint flows with the oddities of the grain.

It is a little hard to tell in the picture, but I left on a really funky edge that the mill left on one edge of the board.

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 05:27 PM

Definitely one of kind and original. That should get a lot of attention and a few bids at the auction, nothing
like having a little fun and helping out a good cause at the same time. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 05:30 PM

That is too incredibly cool.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 04:01 AM

My little girl loves this and so do I.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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