Saturday, March 08, 2008

Today I started another rustic project, making a stump chair. The particular spalted maple stump I'm using has a flat spot at the back where I'll attach a slab of wood to serve as both the seat back and back legs. The particular shape of the stump will require the use of an outboard leg as shown in the sketch above. At this point, I've cut the stump to a uniform thickness and sanded it with an angle grinder and random orbit sander.


  1. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Great project! Chairs for me are still at the level of mysteries, like marquetry or how a computer works.


  2. Mario, chairs, one-of-a-kind, rustic, heavy and somewhat weird are an easy place to start. Doing a set of dining chairs, light weight, strong and matching, is another matter entirely. They can be much more daunting. You will see that there is no mystery.