Chair 2: Viking/Stargazer
Heeyooo! After crafting chair 1, it was glaringly obvious that the wood pile didn't get much smaller, and Operation Reduce the Wood Pile wasn't going to happen unless I made some more stuff. Fortunately, a friend(or 2) told me about a simple chair design called the Viking Chair which is made from 2 pieces of wood that fit together by slipping one piece through a notch in the other piece.
Because the design can result in a chair with a very relaxed position for the back support, the chair can be wonderful for Stargazing.
Step 1: gather supplies! Ha, there is only one supply, a slab of cedar.
29cm wide, 280ish cm long, and maybe 4cm thickHot damn, looks at the cracks in that thing. Good thing I have wood glue.
The basic designNo, I did not use the same measurements, nor do I remember where I saw this design.
Notch in the back pieceThe slab was cut to make a 144cm piece for the back support and uh... a piece whatever size the remainder was for the seat.
My favorite viceAfter cutting a design at the head of the back support, the wood fell apart and required gluing. String and a twig helped me hold everything together as the glue dried.
Glue the seat pieceWhile glue was drying on the back support, I started working on the seat piece, which split in half lengthwise. Sigh. time for more glue!
Septa Kaylee WiddershinsAfter the glue dried, a bit more shaping was done to the head of the back support. Hey puppers!
Components completedAside from some design work on the back support, the seat piece was shaped down to allow the seat tongue to slip into the notch on the back piece.
More puppersThank you Kaylee for helping test the chair.
Yup, that's a chairIs this cedar? it smells like a freshly sharpened pencil. Oh, you think that smells good? Well it does, and then after a few days of making hella dust, it no longer smells good. bummer
Ok, the wood pile is a bit smaller. Until next time…