Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...

I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tall Chair trial footrest

I'm trying to rework the footrest on the tall chair.  The original broad sweeping arc cantilevers out a good ways and the slightest touch of the foot when getting off the chair, levers the whole thing forward and would inevitably lead to it's flipping forward and crashing to the floor (agghh!)

The modified footrest in this photo substantially alleviates the problem, but a) I'm not as happy with it visually, compared to the semicircular original, and 2) it's still a little tippy.  I still have other ideas...

(Click the pic for a larger view, and then click what comes up for a much larger view.)


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