Five Lessons From The Staked Chair Project
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I moved to Kentucky/Cincinnati on July 1st, and by the 15th of the month, I was already starting out on building the furniture for my new house here.Josselyn (my partner) and I had committed to leaving behind the cheap, second-hand furniture we had bought since leaving college years ago, and in doing so, arrived without a dining table, dining chairs, coffee table or a proper bedroom set.
So, for the past few months, I've been getting to work building our new furniture.I've posted already about the kitchen table I built from Christopher Schwarz's 'The Anarchist's Design Book' staked worktable plans, and I used similar 'staked' techniques to build my 'Low Stakes' madrone coffee table.
These two projects got my feet wet in the world of pre-industrial vernacular furniture - not high-boys and Chippendale, but the more commonplace designs borne out of expedience and the desire for durable, unadorned furniture.
The 'staked' style is distilled into a basic joint and principle - that a stick mortised into a slab of wood is a straightforward and long-lasting means of making a table, chair, stool, bench, etc.In building these other table projects, what I was really doing was preparing myself for the bigger project waiting...