|Project by CJay||posted 05-18-2012 03:37 PM||1688 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
Another college piece. This time the design is based on the way the strings on a violin come down and across the bridge.
I may have chosen that as i have started what has been a dream for many years and i’m now learning the violin…..I’m truly terrible, cats being fed into a blender bad. But that’s another story.
This is made from laminated constructional veneer walnut for the back and read legs, the front legs are solid walnut, and the plugs are African Blackwood. Under the upholstery (which i messed up and had to be rescued by a very talented upholster (Thanks Greg)) is a plywood core. Into this the legs and back are connected using epoxy and threaded steel bar.
The bridge (the little curvy bit just below the seat) was a complete nightmare. Compound miters on compound curves, a very pretty, if stupid, idea.
Design critiques welcome (personally i think the front legs need to be at a steeper angle)