Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Book chair

"I took the lines from a Morris chair that I have and used recycled steel to weld together the frame. That took about three hours. The tricky part was drilling the books so they'd fit on the frame. It's hard to do without causing an incredible mess and winding up with a pile of confetti. I used a friend's drill press, and it took at least 20 hours. The whole thing cost about $11 in materials. It's the investment of time that's significant. I had to resist the temptation to read any of the books, because that cut into my drilling time."
The books are trade paperbacks donated to a local library for one of its regular fund-raising sales.
David Karoff

2 comments:

Historic Shed said...

Curious as to whether it's comfortable to sit in...

S said...

And what is the weight limit? Based on the description, it's not clear what kind of bracing is in the seat and back. But it is eyecatching...