Another project this winter was to refine the design of the chair and stools. The back of the chair always bother me a bit. I let go of the idea to be able to create these with simple tools and ripped the boards on the table saw under an angle. As a result it looks more like puzzle pieces coming together and the back of the chair as a board less.
A couple of weeks ago, my father in law was visiting us from the Netherlands. As he admired a 2×4 chair in our living room, he suggested that it would be nice to have a footstool with the chair. I thought this was a brilliant idea and went to the garage to create one. Inspiration comes from all corners of the world. We’re waiting for his next visit to suggest more pieces in the growing collection of 2×4 modern furniture.
Last summer while visiting my sister in Utrecht, we built a 2×4 bench. We used the wood that was available in the local store. However, the wood was of different dimensions and it cost a lot more too.
So this year we decided that it would be easier to make a chair here in Seattle out of actual 2×4’s. After building one, and taking it apart again, it appeared to fit perfectly into a suitcase.
On the picture you can see how it fits nicely in the Dutch patio, also notice the bench in the back ground.
Zac from Memphis built a chair and two tables and said: “It is my first project. I’m definitely hooked.” In the meantime, Zac also completed a bench. Keep going Zac, more tables and dining chair designs are in the making.
At Fuel on capitol hill in Seattle, you can now enjoy espresso in espresso brown 2×4 chairs outside.
Jeremy from Boone NC just sent me a picture of the chairs he built as an anniversary gift for his wife. What a great idea. Jeremy used rough sawn cedar which turned out really nice. you can also check out his website: www.mountainlumbercompany.com