Rolling Pin Chair

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Project by Logan posted 02-19-2013 10:40 AM 2056 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project for one of my sculpture classes at Emily Carr University in Vancouver B.C. The project was very open ended; to re-design, re-imagine, or modify. I chose to modify a chair, but in a non functional, playful manner. The chair is made from African Mahogany and uses lap joints. Half inch steel rod is also used for lateral strength. The rollers are mounted with skateboard bearings recessed into the sides that makes sitting down very tricky!

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-- Logan

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 11:13 AM

Why would you paint a beautiful grained and colored wood like mahogany? My father had a boat with a mahogany deck (sort of dates it) and it was gorgeous.

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 03:59 PM

With roller bearings and the slope of that chair, the least you could have done was put armrests on the chair
so the person sitting on that proverbial slippery slope would have something to grab onto. This is really a
playful non functional chair, but with the present crazy lawyer situation, it might be best to add a sign informing
the public that this is a dangerous chair, and they can try sitting it in at their own risk. If you did build one with
armrests and slope towards the back, you could sell it as a massage seat. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 05:54 PM

Quite imaginative! Looks like it could use a seat belt, in addition to some armrests! I could see this fitting in with one of those “complaint department” jokes.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 06:20 PM

Very unusual and beautiful project! I like white and red colours in it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 12:44 AM

So now when your wife gets mad at you she can do one of two things. Replace your chair with this one, or grab a roller in each hand and beat you with them??? Call me crazy but maybe this should NOT be brought home.(laughing, on the verge of tears!)
Interesting idea and nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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