Bent plywood chairs

September 13, 2012 0 Comments

Bent plywood chairs

Hey guys, I made some chairs! Actually, I started experimenting with plywood bending and then I made a chair. And then I couldn't stop making chairs.... These are really fun to make and once I made one, I had so many other ideas and styles I wanted to try. The first chair I made was this triangular shaped one. I've had the idea for a while of making a chair with only two pieces of steel with the least amount of bends as possible. The base is very similar to the bases I came up with for my "surfboard" coffee table. I made some curved plywood panels with teak veneer for the seat and back. The seat and back are attached with bolts to the steel frame. It's a pretty comfortable chair for only being plywood and very sturdy despite how light it looks. I also made a four-legged side chair out of White Ash. The base on this is made out of three pieces of steel. I started experimenting with woods and fabrics and came up with this side chair. The seats are covered in grey tweed with a Walnut curved back. I made another version with arms, by doing a more severe bend and adding the curved ends. I tried this with different variations of wood species and fabrics including Teak, Walnut, Maple with brown leather and grey tweed. Oh yeah, I also made a little free-standing curved plywood perch for Roxy's cat out of White Ash and sand-colored tweed. All it took was a sprinkle of catnip and Ziggy jumped right up. I'm having alot of fun with bending plywood and making these chairs and have many more ideas and designs in the works. I have a lamp sale for Fab.com on 9/16/12, which is this Sunday! So be sure to check it out if you're in need of some industrial lighting! BTW thanks to Max and Design*Sponge for featuring my lamps and etsy store the other day! That was very nice of you guys and thanks for the kind words.

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