A few years ago, my wife had originally spotted the chair online and thought it was beautiful. When we saw the price we both thought it would be a fun project to make one myself. Oddly, the hardest part of the project was procuring the leather and sheepskin.
I had such a great experience in building this chair! Such a great feeling of accomplishment to start with literally nothing and build from a vision in your mind. I often wonder how hard things are to do, and every once and a while I find inspiration in trying. In this case I am very glad I did.
The chair is named "catharsis" because it was so relaxing and energizing to build something. I found this definition of catharis online and it seemed quite fitting: the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
On a trip to see friends in Missoula, Montana my wife (Chris) walked into a local shoestore "Hide & Sole" to look for a pair of walking shoes. We were overjoyed to see a beautiful and varied assortment of animal hides to choose from
Below are some shots of the build process and finer details of the chair.
Overall the chair only took about 12 hours to build, and as you can see from a few of the shots my 10 and 5 year old sons helped me in the fabrication process.
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