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« on: February 11, 2009 09:26:10 AM »

I was thinking of making the petals form paper mache using plaster, and then gluing a giant cushion into the middle of the flower. My question here is would plaster be strong enough or is there something else I should use? Heres
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009 08:19:06 PM »

I was thinking of making the petals form paper mache using plaster, and then gluing a giant cushion into the middle of the flower. My question here is would plaster be strong enough or is there something else I should use? http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/the_nils/Lotus_5.jpg

So is this a chair thats going to get a lot of use? is it for your house or for a show? I would think that chicken wire with paper mache on top would be a good way to go. If thats not the way you want to go, what about making it from wood? It would be kinda tough...and you would have to be careful that it didnt end up look more like a inverted xmas tree. BUT if you wanted something super solid...wood might be the way to go. Hammer all the boards together and then use a sander and a chisel tool to shape the flower petals,

Hope that helps...I have tons of experience making lotus flower chairs!! LOL just kidding...seriously I asked my dad who is very crafty when it comes to wood Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 06:00:29 AM »

What if you made a base with a cushion, and then attached the petals to the base? The petals could be out of whatever, and they doesn't have to be structurally sound.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009 02:31:02 AM »

What about making the whole chair out of fabric? You could put wire in the petals to shape them and make them stand up. This way you will not have to worry about the messy paper mache breakage that may accidentally happen when getting in/out of the chair.
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