Five same simple mini chairs. Chairs can tell a lot of stories.
I was thinking what object would interest me if there exists five of them. I chose chairs because multiple chairs remind me of musical chairs, and game is always fun. I also like to create mini things. Mini things feel cute to me, and they let us look at the world we live in from another perspective.
front and side view of the chair
- paper prototype
I first made a prototype out of Bristol paper. I want to visualize the chair first, so I can have a feeling of the measurement. I also write down the measurement on the paper chair, so it is to see the measurement when I mark the wood later.
- measure and cut
I bought a small sheet of wood and some square wood sticks, I used band saw to cut the wood.
- sand and refine
Because band saw is not accurate, I used fine sand paper to sand the piece mostly at the same length.
- glue together
I used wood glue to piece everything together. I find it difficult to use clamps to hold them. These are the solutions I came up.
After making these tiny chairs, I noticed how hard it is to make a stable chair. If the leg is slightly off, the chair would be wobbly. It is difficult to make exactly identical items.
Also, it is true that I need to buy double amount material. At the first day, I only bought two wood sticks, and I can only made three chairs with those two wood stick. So, I had to pause and get two more sticks the next day.