A Rustic Cabin Chair With Flying Finials That Becomes A Scarecrow
Forty feet of weathered redwood deck railing recently entered my wood shop of imagination. The pleasure in repurposing old wood, from a barn, a deck or a fallen tree, is that it brings along its own character. Stars made from the weathered redwood, to hang from my trees, left a few cutoff pieces of material. Design exercise 101: puzzle and piece the shapes together. Perhaps to be a wall hanging or a table top...Aha!...the back and seat for a garden chair. Some select oak branches (lichen and moss included) from the firewood pile determined the chair's structure and character. As I was stacking thin sliced oak rounds to create finials, the whimsy of having the pieces fly, threaded on copper wire, seemed naturally in keeping with my enjoyment of doing this project.