|Project by gizmodyne||posted 03-16-2007 06:59 AM||6993 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
This was my first succesful furniture project circa early 2003. It is directly from the book Getting Started in Woodworking
I built the chair from redwood decking material and finished it with tung oil. The joints are all countersunk screws and epoxy glue hidden with tapered plugs.
I had not considered grain direction at this time so the slats are an unpleasant mix of vertical and cathedral grain. Live and learn.
The design flaw in this chair is the attachment of the arms, which are screwed into the endgrain of the vertical supports.
This chair is masculine and comfortable for a big guy like me. So it works function-wise.
The original chair from which this is based can be seen at http://www.moma.org/ecards/write_ecard.php?object_id=4044
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne