Designing My Shop Stool

Register today to participate in the Shop Stool Build-Off. You must register to win a prize! I find that making a list of criteria sometimes helps me work out a design. Here is my list of criteria I have for my stool: it should be light enough and easy to grasp that I can easily … Continue reading Designing My Shop Stool

Purpose Helps Define a Design

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about chair designs.  Last week, I wrote about my wishes for a modern chaise longue sofa and that got me thinking about why I liked that particular form.  I decided that it was partly due to my admiration of the elegant form, and my appreciation of the function. … Continue reading Purpose Helps Define a Design

Is there Such a Thing as a Contemporary Chaise Longue?

Before delving into the topic of this article, I felt the need to comment on a couple of things: the original spelling was "chaise longue", which meant "long chair" in French.  Here in Canada (and in other parts of the world too, I suspect), I have sometimes seen it written "chaise lounge"; and I have … Continue reading Is there Such a Thing as a Contemporary Chaise Longue?

Three-Week Chair, Prototype #4

On June 30th, with other projects in the shop wrapping up, I realized that I had three weeks until Port Moody Celebration of Wood Woodfair.  I knew that I wanted to have some new work for the show and got the idea to design a chair. That night I started prototyping.  Previously, I posted a review … Continue reading Three-Week Chair, Prototype #4

Three-Week Chair, Prototype #3

On June 30th, with other projects in the shop wrapping up, I realized that I had three weeks until Port Moody Celebration of Wood Woodfair.  I knew that I wanted to have some new work for the show and got the idea to design a chair. That night I started prototyping.  Previously, I posted a review … Continue reading Three-Week Chair, Prototype #3

Three-Week Chair, Prototype #2

On June 30th, with other projects in the shop wrapping up, I realized that I had three weeks until Port Moody Celebration of Wood Woodfair.  I knew that I wanted to have some new work for the show and got the idea to design a chair. That night I started prototyping.  I posted a review of … Continue reading Three-Week Chair, Prototype #2

Three-Week Chair, Prototype #1

On June 30th, with other projects in the shop wrapping up, I realized that I had three weeks until Port Moody Celebration of Wood Woodfair.  I knew that I wanted to have some new work for the show and got the idea to design a chair. That night I started taking some measurements, and the … Continue reading Three-Week Chair, Prototype #1

Chair in a Tree

Saturday was a full day in the shop.  After breakfast, I went down to the shop and built 90% of a chair which will be installed up in a tree.  (In case you missed it, here's the back story.) I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful because each update … Continue reading Chair in a Tree

Art in the Trees

This year, I will be exhibiting in Port Moody's ArtWalk.  Opening night reception will be at the Old Mill Boathouse at Rocky Point Park on Friday April 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm and ArtWalk will take place the following Saturday and Sunday along Clarke Street. Artists will be hanging art in the trees to promote the event and … Continue reading Art in the Trees

Interview of Chris Wong

Fellow woodworker and blogger Kenny Comeaux recently interviewed me about design and inspiration. Read the whole interview on his blog, The Wood Ninja. This is the sixth slide from my PechaKucha presentation.   Inspiration and Initial Experimentation Prototype #1 Prototype #2 Prototype #3