Materials To make this chair you will need:
- Two four inch long, 1/4 inch diameter dried twigs with a y joint 1 1/2 inches from the thickest end.
- 4 – 5 thin twigs, approximately 6-8 inches long.
- Two to three thin pliable (green) twigs 4-6 inches long
- Two twigs with a y joint 1 ½ inches from the base to form the supports for the chair seat.
- .Tape to hold the pliable twigs in a heart shape
- PVA (white) or wood glue.
Finding Twigs for Leg supports
To begin with you will need to find four small dried twigs which divide into two sections like the letter y. I used some dead branches which were on an ornamental plum tree and found branches which were less than 1/4 in. (5mm) across. Each branch will need to be at least 1 1/2 inches long below the y join for a 1:12 scale chair (equivalent to 18 inches if it was life size)
I chose the Japanese plum branches because they have a lot of short nodes on them, which resemble thicker limbs from larger trees. You can get different effect depending on which wood you choose, but use dead wood for the legs and back. If the wood is green when you build the chair, it will shrink as it dries and your chair will warp. Dead branches on the tree are fine, as long as they died due to age or weather and not insect infestation!