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Wegner-Inspired Deck Chair #1: Introduction

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 05-04-2020 08:28 PM 415 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Disclaimer
If you’re thing is faithful replicas of Danish masterpieces, then read no further. There’s nothing for you here. But if your sensibilities are not easily offended or if your interests are piqued by a project that might literally crash and burn, then read on.

Project in a Nutshell
  • Chair designed after Wegner’s CH-27
  • For use outside
  • Danish cord weave pattern using paracord (woven like the CH-25)
  • Made from cheap construction lumber (potential for “crash”)
  • Shou sugi ban – (intentional “burn”)
    (Total Wegner offenses: at least 5)
Why?
  • This is only my second chair project, and while I plan to build a CH-27 replica for indoors, building a couple cheap ones for outside will help me hone the process before buying more expensive lumber.
  • Construction lumber furniture is usually a bit bulky and clunky. I like the challenge of going for a more light and sculpted look.
  • Construction lumber looks horrible when stained, but a charred 2×4 doesn’t look half bad. I haven’t tried shou sugi ban before, so this will be a chance to give it a go.

The Inspiration
Here’s an example of an original CH-27 chair. It’s very similar to the CH-25, with a couple notable differences: horns at the top to fasten a head pillow, wider side and back members to accommodate weaving slots, and woven with cane rather than Danish cord. I prefer the look of the Danish cord weaving, so I’ll be going for that look.

CH-27:

CH-25:

Time to get started!



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Redoak49

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#1 posted 05-04-2020 10:03 PM

I will be following the progress.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#2 posted 05-05-2020 12:20 PM

Replicating others work i boring. But taking the best out there and adding you own touch is creativity!

Not sure 2×4 material is suited for outdoor use, at least without heavy treatment and paint. Du you have access to Siberian larch? Lovely material, cheap, strong, surprizingly dense for at conifer. Have had great sucess with that material for outdoor use, made this project from larch and they have been sitting outside all summer for 5 years now: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/155458

Realy looking froward to read along!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Ross Leidy

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#3 posted 05-05-2020 08:19 PM


I will be following the progress.
- Redoak49

I hope you enjoy the posts.


Replicating others work i boring. But taking the best out there and adding you own touch is creativity!

Not sure 2×4 material is suited for outdoor use, at least without heavy treatment and paint. Du you have access to Siberian larch? Lovely material, cheap, strong, surprizingly dense for at conifer. Have had great sucess with that material for outdoor use, made this project from larch and they have been sitting outside all summer for 5 years now: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/155458

Realy looking froward to read along!

- kaerlighedsbamsen

Yeah, I was considering General Finishes Milk Paint (not true milk paint), and while I’ve not ruled it out, I’m really curious how shou sugi ban will work. If I do have trouble with durability down the road, I’ll just make another set. I highly doubt I could find Siberian larch here, but I’m sure I could track down some cypress around here. I’ll make my first attempt with the materials close-at-hand and see how it goes.

BTW, I checked-out your outside chairs a while back. Very striking design and they look quite comfortable.

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