Sea House Warming Hut: Bar Stools

I’m using Kris Compas’s design tutorial to make the six bar stools. When she first posted it, I made two for the Sea House Pavilion. They’re so perfect.

New vintage chairs for the Sea House Pavilion. Come sit and watch the sun go down.

New vintage chairs for the Sea House Pavilion. Come sit and watch the sun go down.

I used Woodsies rather than illustration board for the seats, because why reinvent a similarly-sized wheel?

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I modified the seat back, and printed it out on card stock. I cut all the straight lines with an X-acto.

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And then hand cut the curves with scissors.

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Kris walks us through the construction process with such ease, it makes her brilliance with deconstruction and solution all the more remarkable.

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I used one millimeter leather lacing to simulate the rolled edge of the metal. It’s smoother than crochet thread, and very pliable.

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And here’s the first finished chair, ready for painting. Still undecided about the color. I’ll probably make all six, and pile them into to the hut around the bar. I don’t want them to be a focal point, and I’m also pretty sure I don’t want them galvanized. The interior will tell me, after there’s more… stuff.

4 thoughts on “Sea House Warming Hut: Bar Stools

  1. Barbara W. says:

    I am constantly in awe of Kris’ ability to turn ordinary cardboard into mini masterpieces with seemingly no effort. Your chairs are going to be beautiful – very clever trim detail. I’m looking forward to see what colour you choose.

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