Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2nd Annual June Chair Build Progress - Day Seven

It appears the first week of the internationally renowned June Chair Build is done. Here is the progress that I know of so far.

First, mine:
Nice zebrano chair blanks. I must be crazy.
To get ready for this build, I had to glue up a couple of chair blanks. So far I haven't done anything else, other than bring up a nice 8/4 walnut board I forgot I had for the rest of the chair parts.

There are a couple issues that might actually prevent me from finishing these chairs this month, though. One is a personal issue that I'll be ready to share soon. Nothing bad, in fact, something very, very good! The other reason is The Frau thinks about the last piece of furniture we need right now is another weird chair or two. She is insistent that I build a little console table out of the remainder of the zebrano before I do anything else. Maybe I can slap together that table at the same time as building these chairs.

All part of the fun and the challenge of the June Chair Build!

I plan to make a couple of side chairs, one of which actually might become an arm chair. I really don't want to do too much planning, I'll let the wood guide me similar to how last year's build went. Only, I have a better idea of what to do with leg splay this time.

Jeremy seems to be going at this build with gusto! Here is a still shot from a video he had on Instagram.
Jeremy's model.
He was looking for some feedback on his design. Instagram is great for requests like this, there are some real thoughtful opinions that were posted. We'll have to see if he listens. :o)

Next up, Aymeric is building his version of this Erich Dieckmann chair:
Aymeric learned Sketchup just for this project!
It will be fun to watch him build this chair! He has some nice 8/4 walnut he is processing by hand. I bet that will be the most work of the whole project!

And last, I got a note from Ray yesterday along with a photo:

I have made the trek to my favorite lumber mill in Indiana in search of the perfect material for my build. I found it!  It's half way back and 3/4 of the way from the top of the stack in the photo.

A fine piece of rift sawn 6/4 hard maple 12' long. My chair is going to be a huge departure from what I normally do. It is a chair I have been wanting to make for quite awhile.

I will send more when I have it. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Ray's stick is in there somewhere.
Keep up the good work, guys! June 31st will be here before you know it!

Send me a photo of your June Chair, or post it on Instagram with the hashtag, #junechairbuild and I will share it on this blog.