|Project by Mauricio||posted 05-01-2013 09:26 PM||1556 views||7 times favorited||32 comments|
I just finished these Stick Chairs I made for two boys. They are made out of SYP and Oak. One set of legs was made from white oak firewood, the other oak parts are red oak.
They were inspired by pictures of Welsh Sick Chairs I’ve found online.
The finish is amber shellac which I’m not happy with because of the blotchiness where the finish is of uneven thickness. I’m just going to let it ride for now.
It was a fun project I got to use a lot of hand tools on. Even though I have a lathe I shaped the legs with hand planes, a spoke shave followed by sanding because I wanted to give it a very subtle beveled look. The round tenons were turned on the lathe.
The seats are carved with carving gouges then scraped and sanded.
I drilled the holes by hand and by eye with a bit and brace. They are wedged and glued in place. I reinforced the back with some hand whittled “wooden nails”.
The chairs are pretty straight forward to make and are very strong. Adults can sit on them with no problem.
Hope this serves at inspiration to anyone else that wants to make some kids chairs and is looking for a simple but functional design.
Thanks for looking!
Here are a few more progress shots.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch