I love to build things. That probably comes with being a scientist: the challenge of making a bunch of things fit together. I’ve built much of the furniture we have in the house, plus a couple of canoes, clocks, and the like.
This chair is very comfortable and great for working on a laptop. With a laptop on your lap, and the wide armrests are perfect for mousing on one side and for standing a tea cup or plate of sushi on the other.
The project I’m working on right now is a Maloof-style rocking chair. It’s great fun to take a pile of boards, and turn it into something.
Here’s the pile of boards:
Here’s the chair with only legs:
And here’s those boards changed into almost all of the parts to become the rocker:
Now comes a lot of shaping and fairing with spokeshaves and rasps. I’ll post more when the rocker’s done.
UPDATE (7 July 2010): It’s done!