Three Sheets to the Wind
May 28, 2012
When I produced the first Ply Chair out of found scraps in the spring of 2011, I new I was on to something. I’m now exploring ways I can bring the beauty, efficiency, strength and practicality of the concept to a larger market. The set of six chairs and dining table pictured above demonstrate what can be done with only three sheets of plywood. Low waste production leaves little but the wind over the shop floor behind when a set is completed. Also pictured is the first counter-height stool. A bar-height version is yet to come, along with small accessory tables using the off-cuts from the production of the taller seats.
The material used here is yellow pine underlayment, designed for common construction applications. It is manufactured close to home in the eastern United States of trees certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council to be sustainably harvested. Going forward, almost any 3/4″ sheet stock can be used to produce these designs. No matter the material, modest beauty, sustainability and attainability will be at the core of the product.