Finalised sketch design

Finalised sketch design

Dry fit 

Dry fit 

'The Original' rocking chair

With this design brief the customer need a modern stylish rocking chair that could fit in a small area. Starting out with a concept drawing and working one on one with the customer we did multiple sketched designs to get an idea of what exactly they wanted and to give them an initial idea of what their chair will look like.  

After finalising the design we move on to creating a plywood model to get an idea of what our piece will look like in reality. This gives us a chance to make sure it will be comfortable, tweak any design aspects if necessary and make sure the piece works toward what we originally intended.

Once we are happy with our 3D model we can choose the type of wood and start construction on the finished product. With this chair we decided to use oak for the frame and ash for the seat base giving it a very subtle two tone effect. 

Using various methods we cut, glue and shape the individual pieces until we have everything required for a dry fit assembly. At this stage we make sure the chair fits together perfectly using clamps to hold it all in place. We also finish any cosmetic touches, for instance on this piece we rounded the top corners and the front of the seat base.

After all the hard work has payed off it is now time for a final sand and to glue the chair together leaving it to set for 24 hours. Once it is ready we can finally begin the last stage, oiling the chair. This is to nourish the wood and to highlight the natural grain.

And then we have our finished chair, all ready to be delivered to the customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plywood model

Plywood model

Sanded and oiled

Sanded and oiled