When a grandchild turns age two I make them a chair based on their interests. This is Charlotte’s Adirondack Chair . This Adirondack Style Chair is for Charlotte who loves music.
This is the fourth of five chairs that I built. Charlotte is non stop movement and talking. She loves music, singing and dancing.
Charlotte’s Adirondack Chair is all about music. The components are made on the bandsaw and the lathe. Each chair is challenging project and so enormous fun to make. The kids looks forward to their second birthday to see what grandpa will make for them. I have a feeling these chairs will become family heirlooms. I can see how much they appreciate them by the placement they have in their rooms.
Building the Chair
Each chair takes over 40 hours to build. This is from the time I develop a concept with drawings to the final assembly. It takes hours to cut, turn, sand, shape, paint and assemble the chair. It is very exciting to develop the project. I develop new skills with each chair. The kids and parents appreciate these special gifts.
The seat is a series of wood slats with laser engraved sheet music. The back of the seat is a group of guitar necks. The supports are vintage trumpets that I cut up. Hope that they are not valuable. And the arm supports are piano keys.
Here is the link to a chair I made for my Granddaughter Tabi. Not difficult to guess what interests her.
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I design all of the items in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. You can be confident that you are purchasing an original Alan Adler item when you buy from this site I do not sell items from third parties.