Making a watermelon chair from green wood
August 8, 2022 9:19 AM   Subscribe

If you want to make your day instantly better, this is the video to watch.
posted by mochapickle at 9:42 AM on August 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

This is how I wish to spend the rest of my days.
posted by gwint at 9:49 AM on August 8, 2022 [2 favorites]

I was deeply confused about what a watermelon chair was going to be. Something like Ovalia? But then all is revealed in the end.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:53 AM on August 8, 2022

This is very cool and I was watching the video thinking "I've never heard of a watermelon chair. I wonder what style chair that is?" and then he painted it like a watermelon and I felt kind of dumb.

On edit: Yes, exactly what jacquilynne just said ten minutes ago.
posted by bondcliff at 10:03 AM on August 8, 2022

Really nice video, and super excellent woodwork too! Well done.

A lovely way to start the week, thank you for sharing.
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:31 AM on August 8, 2022

Sit, and feel refreshed!
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:29 AM on August 8, 2022

Super cute! And funny how the picture of all the stools together is so satisfying when I had absolutely nothing to do with it. But it evokes a lovely sense of "rightness" in me, all the same.
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:21 PM on August 8, 2022

Lovely! Very satisfying and peaceful to watch. The adorable shop assistant is an excellent bonus!
posted by obfuscation at 12:41 PM on August 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

I was deeply confused about what a watermelon chair was going to be.

I was hoping that'd it be a chair made of watermelons. While disappointed that it wasn't that I still am satisfied by this video but I think all videos should have nice babies and good dogs.
posted by Ashwagandha at 1:26 PM on August 8, 2022

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:38 PM on August 8, 2022

Hand-made chairs and stools are so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing!
posted by Harald74 at 4:39 AM on August 9, 2022

Hey, this is my video! Thanks everyone :)

The film was sponsored by the regional handicraft organisation, to encourage various makers to learn more about media/film as well as their own craft, and it was a fun new challenge.

I'm Australian but living in Sweden, and the techniques are all old Swedish methods for craft/woodwork, lots of focus on green wood and letting the characteristics of the wood decide the form of the piece and the methods of construction.

I like tinkering with wood and decided this year to put a bit more dedicated energy into it - the result of which is the series of fruit stools (I wish there was a better name in English!). Good fun, and so encouraging to hear your kind words :)
posted by twirlypen at 11:28 PM on August 9, 2022 [8 favorites]

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