My brother-in-law Johnny is a furniture maker who recently completed the prestigious woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg (he also used to write the column Woodwise for Apartment Therapy). As his final project he designed two kids’ chairs–one for his little sister and one for Violet. They are identical aside from the wood used; one was created in madrone and the other in bay laurel.
Not only do the chairs have brilliant craftsmanship, but they are unique in that they can be used in a variety of ways–as a low lying seat, a medium high seat, as a rocker and as a dining chair.
It’s not surprising to me that Johnny was recently featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine for his work at the College of the Redwoods. He is quite talented!