Picture of Clementine, Spa chair by Samuel Bernier
This was my first piece of furniture ever and I'm quite proud of it. It is made of reclaimed maple that I worked myself at school with the help of the workshop teachers. This transat is perfect for spas, pools or reading corners. The bottom compartment is ment to store towels. One interesting caracteristic of the seat is that it flips to become a cradle for young children to play with. this is the process I went trough to produce the first Clementine chair. 

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Step 1: Bend

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I first had to produce a hundred parts of wood 1/4 '' thick and 2 '' wide by 8' long. To put them in shape, I made a mold where three parts were held with clamps and glue for 3 hours. One part at the time...

Step 2: Curves

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I ended up with 10 curved parts (the curve has a 3m radius)

3 of them I've cut in half to get some 2cm wide curves.
I then drilled a hole trough the middle of every curve. 2'' from the bottom. 

Step 3: Assembly

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Once the holes drilled, all I had to do was to connect the parts with a long rod (the kind that has fillets).
I used a metal saw to cut what was sticking out and closed it with beautiful nuts. This assembly created an axis at the bottom of the chair.

Step 4: Back

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I made come 1''x1''x24'' wood pieces that I rounded with a «toupie». I then glued them in place using grooves created at the back of each part. Almost snap fit!

Step 5: Oil

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I wanted a natural finish, so I used oil. I applied with a sponge and a towel. 

Step 6: Packing

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This isn't really part of the process. It is just how I packed it for a furniture exhibition.

Step 7: Into the wild

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So here it is. Clementine.
Sorry for not having every details, dimensions, etc. But I hope you enjoyed.


Samuel Bernier
amarlene2 years ago
Love this piece.....such a talent you are!!! Great and beautiful piece! :)
Claudia2 years ago
mganpate3 years ago
super design pls share the pdf file i would be interested in make on
Spartman13 years ago
LOL "beautiful nuts"
furthuron3 years ago
man, this is absolutely beautiful!!! i love the look of it. only thing i am wondering is, is it comfortable?? i wish you had a pic of someone sitting in it cause i was wonderingabout the lower back support, but maybe im looking at it wrong. but anyways, great job, you are a true artist.
Samuel Bernier (author)  furthuron3 years ago
I do have such pictures. let me see...
ledo3 years ago
Exellent done!!!!
Don H.3 years ago
What is a toupie?
Tinker83 Don H.3 years ago
literal: "spinning top"
At that point, I would guess a router.
Judith7563 years ago
Great design, wonderful execution of the design. Thanks for posting it.
What an artist you are...this is not merely a chair but a beautiful work of art. I think you found your calling when you made this one. Beautiful absolutely beautiful...
clevernick3 years ago
Well done - excellent work!
mproveaux3 years ago
Dude! This chair is AWESOME!!! You have to win an award for this! I'm jealous and I want one NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW......
You should be proud. This gives me an ideal for some saplings I have to clear out. Hmmm.... saplings, furniture?

Nice work!
skiedra3 years ago
Very nicely done.
abisabel3 years ago
rimar20003 years ago
Clever and beautiful design! And excellent work.