Redwood Chair

I designed and builtĀ  this Adirondack-inspired garden chair from reclaimed redwood with stainless steel deck screws. The proportions are tailored my body but comfortably fit anyone over five feet tall.

half chair

finished chair

The elongated triangle shape is extraordinarily stable, resisting the tipping back motion that destroys many wooden chairs. The seat is a fan shape integral with the rear leg. The backrest pieces, in contrast, are parallel to each other and arranged so that the spine rests in a central space instead of striking the wood. The extended armrests provide a space for drinks and books as well as a support to assist in standing up. The finish is Tung oil.