My mate TJ saw a chair I made, which had legs, no arms and rattan seat, and was like “that chairs great, can you build one for me? … Except, I need arm rests, rotation and the cats & kids would ruin the rattan, so no textiles”
I thought: Mate! Thats not the same! Just buy one!
But, turns out, there aren’t many chairs on the market like that. So I set out to make one, and did it rather economicly. I used a standard swivel base, made a tool to bend plywood, and spent the money on the visible solid oak arms.
Each component locks the others in place. So every part is functional, and structural.
I’m now wanting to make v.2 of this with a brand. CNC would knock this out in no time, proportions could improve and a better base would be must more hidden under the seat.
But if not – the prototype turned out good, TJ is happy, spinning around his flat watching his kids chase the cats… Probably.