Chair For The Elderly

A short story about the chair: an 88 years old lady's son commissioned the chair from me for his mom who is is very weak in her legs and getting in and out of a common chair is very difficult for her, so seat height was critical, she is in her chair all day, so a well ventilated woven seat was needed to prevent sweating and sores, she falls asleep in her chair so the arms needed to be high enough so that she won't fall out sideways, it needed to be very light weight so I used pine, which is a weak wood, so at the joints it needed to be thick and strong, everywhere else I removed every bit of wood possible, which inadvertently ended up giving the chair a very athletic look, at the joints like thick musculature and away from the joints absolutely as thin as possible without risk of too thin and breaking.
This web site has distorted my photos, if you are interested in having better , more accurate photos, let me know and give me an email address and i can send them to you, thank you for looking, Ralph

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