Sunday, March 27, 2011
It is exciting to see things take shape.
For a piece of furniture to be born of a tiny imprecise drawing and for it to have the same meaning in three dimensions as it did in only two is magic. There is also a lot of room in that leap for disaster. But magic when it turns out right.
Here is the A-chair in the raw, disassembled state. This first batch is made up of 4 side chairs. I wanted to show off the joinery because it is nearly invisible when the chair is put together. There are a lot of long snug tenons that will not easily rock apart over time. The seat and legs meet in a joint that doesn't allow the leg to wander sideways or front to back. These joints are the foundation for longevity.