dad turns his 6-year-old son's drawing into real piece of furniture

dad turns his 6-year-old son's drawing into real piece of furniture

in this youtube video, chris salomone, a dad to a 6-year-old son, takes us through his working process of turning his son’s drawings into a fully functioning life-size piece of furniture. with no formal background in woodworking or carpentry, chris first became interested in design back in 2008 when he started building furniture for his family home. today, the woodworker, who goes by the name foureyesfurniture, showcases his creative projects through his youtube channel. previously on designboom, a similar project was carried out by two dads, named jack beveridge and joshua lake, who also turned their 8-year-old kids drawing into real furniture.

all images from chris salomone’s youtube video



at first, chris transforms the 2D drawing into a 3D model to create a cut list. he then uses a table-saw to cut raw wood into individual pieces. using wood glue, nail gun and clamps, he proceeds to put together the pieces to create a solid flat surfaced low cabinet, comprising four drawers, four legs and two open spaces. following his son’s organic line sketches, chris then carves out the curved surfaces along the flat faces of the cabinet using a sander. to finish off the project, a black ink outline along the edges and drawer knobs are drawn to resemble the fine details of his son’s initial pencil drawing.

initial sketch

chris uses his heavy duty power tool to cut raw wood

chris follows his son’s organic lines to create warped surfaces around the furniture

his son sees his drawing come to life



project info:


title: ‘dad turns his 6-year-old son’s drawing into real piece of furniture’

designer/dad: chris salomone


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