WWA Info Exchange

For Woodworkers By Woodworkers
It is currently Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:19 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Wares on display
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:23 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:01 am
Posts: 4735
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Hey Folks,

I was able to finish the display window today and put a Roorkhee chair in it.  The curtains went up yesterday, and the packing wrinkles are still shaking out.  They looked better today.

Image

Outside, there is unfortunately a lot of reflection from ambient daylight.  I don't really want to spend the money (or permit fees) for an awning right now, so maybe in the future.

Image

At night however, it really shines.

Image

I'm sure a few more props would make it look more inviting, but I'm not really sure what to do there.  Any suggestions are welcome.

Image

For those of you not familiar with the Roorkhee chair, it's a campaign style piece that was designed by some unknown person for the British Royal Engineers stationed at Roorkhee, India.  It's been described as the best camp chair you never heard of.

In addition to being extremely comfortable for extended periods, it also has the ability to self-adjust to uneven ground.  The round mortise and tenon joints all rotate to accommodate any surface.  I typically demonstrate this by having a guest sit in the chair with a book under one chair leg.  Of course, as you would expect of a camp chair, it knocks down and fits in a bag.  With practice, it can be assembled in about eight minutes.

So think about your next outdoor concert, or anywhere else you could use a good outdoor chair, it's what it was made for.

Cheers,
Tom

_________________
"There is no path to peace, peace is the path."
Mohandas K. Ghandi
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:40 am 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:01 am
Posts: 11212
Location: Hamilton, MS
Lookin' good, Tom. Really like that chair! As for other things to fill up some space, how about a small campaign chest, portable desk/table or similar items that would have been in common use at the time?

_________________
Gene


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:24 am 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:01 am
Posts: 4216
Location: Linwood, Ma, USA, The Center of the known universe
What Gene said, also books, reading glasses, candle on a small table.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:24 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:44 am
Posts: 3843
Location: Skagit Co WA
I personally wouldn't want to see too much added at the risk of it looking cluttered. Actually, I like just the single piece with the black drape in the background.

Stunning work on the chair, Tom!

_________________
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium

Cheers - Dennis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:29 am 
Offline
AdminDude
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2000 12:01 am
Posts: 15259
Location: Maui,Hawaii
In Amsterdam; you only see, a single item on display in the windows.

In other words, I concur with Dennis :D

_________________
Mango
The land some where in the middle
20 47 00N -156 26 00W
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:24 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:01 am
Posts: 4735
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Hey Mango,

Actually, in Amsterdam the windows usually do have a chair, ...and something else. I think that I'll take Dennis' suggestion for now,

Thanks,
Tom

_________________
"There is no path to peace, peace is the path."
Mohandas K. Ghandi
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:35 pm 
Offline
AdminDude
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2000 12:01 am
Posts: 15259
Location: Maui,Hawaii
"Actually, in Amsterdam the windows usually do have a chair, ...and something else. I think that I'll take Dennis' suggestion for now" ,I understand...

last night I was thinking, Having two chairs {might} strike a longer look from a couple envisioning using them at a campsite, outdoor jazz concert or waiting in line at the Caribbean restaurant down the block.

Very nice neighborhood :thumbup:

_________________
Mango
The land some where in the middle
20 47 00N -156 26 00W
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wares on display
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:37 pm 
Offline
Veteran

Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Posts: 179
It does need something to spruce up the display a bit.\\Maybe design another unique product to accent the chair, maybe a matching foot rest, folding table, Put a couple of rocks (fake or real) some small plants to show it being used in a outdoor setting.

The card should give a description explaining a little about the chair . Use the same verbiage that you used in this thread explaining what the chair is and where it came from.

Its a beautiful chair, but I wouldn't have a clue about it until I read what you wrote about it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group