To continue my life as a true ski bum, for the main class project, I would like to continue the up-cycle theme. For years my father and I have talked about turning all of our old skis into a bench. I see benches like this all over the place in ski towns, and I want one for myself. This will allow me to create a mountain home/ski bum aesthetic on the front porch of my parents house in Winter Park! I am thinking of a chair like the one shown below, but I will need to do some modifications to the design to fulfill the project requirement of being dynamic.
I am thinking that I will hang the chair from the roof joist that covers the front porch, allowing it to swing freely in only one direction. I may also utilize a couple of ball bearings that I have leftover from a project in the past to ease the movement. The details that need to be ironed out still are the size of the chair/bench I want to create, as well as the materials I want to use. Metal would make for a manufacturing process that I would enjoy more, but wood may do a better job at achieving the aesthetic I desire.