The Angels Chair was created as part if a brief from college to make a chair with a 4′ × 4′ sheet of 1/2" birch plywood.
The chair itself was created from around 48 slats which are connected together with equally sized 3/4" round plywood spacers. Each slat was bandsaw cut and then two router processes were used to trim the pieces against a template and then rounded over using an overhead router table. Not a quick piece to make and particularly time consuming to put together, albeit I’m very happy with the results.
In this version the front legs also fold into the bottom of the seat and the seat folds into back section with the use of threaded rods and cam levels to hold the whole chair together. I have also used the round spacers to act as stops for the seat and legs once folded out.
The inspiration for the chair design was from folded angels wings and also having worked previously in the whisky industry, I wanted to marry up the ‘Angels Share’ and the Angels Chair. I am planning to also make one out of recycled barrel staves to complete this match.
This particular picture was taken on the shores of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands and not a Nessie in sight.
I hope you like it.