Introduction: Open Chair by James Tooze
Pdf / Printable instructions are available: here
These are plans to make a relatively simple chair. It is cheap or nearly free to produce and only requires tools that are often owned by homeowners and hobbyists. It can be altered in many directions: structurally, formally and materially.
The chair is specifically designed to utilize small pieces of plywood / wood waste generated by joinery and cabinet-making workshops. This material would normally be too small to be worth keeping so would end up in landfill or at best a wood burner. It is my hope that people wanting to make the chair or variations on it would engage with these businesses to find a home for this material. Of course this is not exclusive, material from building renovation and recycled furniture can be used too…
This chair design is a starting point, a simple straightforward method to make durable, affordable furniture which hopefully will be adapted / appropriated into many varied incarnations.
I hope you find this useful - James Tooze