I call this tall chair/entry table “Metamorphosis Chair.” It was the second project that I completed as part of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship 12-week program. The whole thing was experimental. I was trying everything I could think of to make this the most valuable learning project. I used tapered sliding dovetails, through tenons, tusk tenons, finger joints, domino joints, an undulating band saw box drawer front with a cove-cut (on the table saw) pull, cabriole legs, secret compartments, … And if that wasn’t enough, the whole thing disassembles and packs flat! During the construction process, I decided that I wanted to add color and texture to this already whimsical design. Soon it took on a life of its own with a distinctly insect-like affect. Only years later have I taken to calling it the Metamorphosis Chair, testament to the evolving nature of the piece itself and also of my own transformation as a wood artist.