Well that looks better.
Remember chair of the week? I was playing around with the concrete chair and trying to find a new home for it and this chair just seemed to fit. Maybe I’ll investigate this further…
It’s free! But I should have removed my oily gloves first… Whoops. It’s not perfect by any stretch, but it’s a chair shell and it’s concrete.
Putting the final lick on the concrete. I left out the screw posts to attach the base since this copy will most likely end up in “research folder”, aka, trash can.
The view of the screw posts for the chair. They’ll be buried in the concrete and I needed something to hold them straight and in the correct position.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I really like your designs and your idea of a chair a week! I'm in school for engineering now, and fell in love with furniture design while in school for Interior Design. I'd love to see more of your designs, and question: do you really make a chair a week? Thanks! -Anita
I tried :( But I did for two weeks. This current chair is probably on week 4? A chair a week was a lot of fun, but it was morphing into a chair in a weekend.
I backed the rubber mold with plaster of paris. It’s a cheap way to ensure that the rubber mold sits properly when you’re casting concrete.
This was attempt #1 with the legs. It didn’t go so well. The slot I’d cut in the wood was a bit too small for the massive amount of metal. Nonetheless, it’s still a pretty strong leg even though it split. I’ll have to refine my process a bit!