Guest Joe Bohrer designs an unconventional yet functional utopia chair.
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Project by Joe Bohrer from Oklahoma City, Okla.
Joe Bohrer grew up loving all things about classic cars: the colors, the lines and the way they made him feel. Art has always played a part in his life, just like the cars, but it's only been in the last few years that he has found a way to bring these passions together. He calls it his "urban art" which for him is a magical melding of artistic vision and function. He builds everyday chairs that are cool like classic cars, and they look like 'em, too!
MDF- Medium Density Fiberboard for the chair's back and base
metal brackets and bolts
oil based wood stain
3. Sand the edges with the hand and power sander.
4. Draw additional detailed designs on the chair backing with a pencil.
5. Cut V-shape groove lines with a utility knife. This will separate the backing of the chair into two sections. Both sections will be painted different colors.
6. Sand the groove smooth with a small piece of sandpaper.
7. Detail one section of the backing using a body grinder. Leave the other section smooth to provide contrast.
8. Drill nut and bolt holes where the chair will be attached.
10. Stain all base pieces. Dry completely.
12. Add details to the back with colored pencils and permanent markers. Highlight specific areas along the edges as desired.
13. Assemble the chair using the one-piece metal bracket and bolts. Note: Separate individual brackets can also be used.
14. Place the foam on the seat section and wrap the fabric around the seat and staple to the back of the seat piece.