If you've been following along, the goal is to do a fairly accurate
reproduction/capture the feel, times six, of the following chair, beloved by
SWMBO, but perhaps with a bit of modern updating:
The poplar "prototype" chair, which I made first to work out the joinery
details, was used to further model, and hopefully solve, a protracted
spousal struggle over the seat choice/design:
... which had the effect of just further fueling the controversy.
Now here is one of the new QSWO chair frames (1 of 6 awaiting resolution of
same controversy), equipped with a "prototype" wooden seat (once again of
poplar, but stained with the same stain so as not to throw my colorblind eye
off too far with the huge contrast of stained/unstained wood):
Lesson Learned: Never underestimate the value of "prototyping, for it is
what finally convinced SWMBO of my superior wisdom in the matter. <d&r>
are going with the wooden seats, with the only difference being that
they will be made of 1 1/4" thick QSWO, instead of the 3/4" thick poplar in
the last photo above.
... and Thanks to Leon for researching/providing me the location/phone
numbers of all the known hardwood dealers between Hot Springs, AR and
Houston, TX (while I was stranded in the former for two days this week
without online access), enabling me to find some nice QSWO for the wooden
seats, on what would have otherwise been just a long, monotonous drive home.
Last update: 10/01/06
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