When realms combine… We’ve recently completed a set of thrones for both king and queen. Designed in reclaimed spruce and finished in extra layers of Prairiebench Storybook, these are regal accents for a newly weds in their new castle.
Hers: a double-headed eagle crest and Rococo styled crown with seven Cabernet coloured jewels;
His: a double lion crest with crown of seven silver jewels.
These were built on sunny days, outdoors, beneath birds and willow boughs on our farm. To add precision to the design, we asked our friends at Sawitall.net to plot the design onto each backboard.
Royal Couple Wedding Thrones
Finished in Prairiebench Storybook and polyurethane
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Prairie Bench has designed another replica throne for use on stage and in traveling campaigns… it’s portable!
The Crown Throne is 6′ tall, 27″ wide, with a seat height of 18″. The throne is for traveling and comes apart in five pieces. It takes less than a minute to set up or dismantle, making the Crown Throne a piece of furniture ideal for royalty on the move.
Designed in reclaimed spruce headed for the chipper, we take pride in giving new life to used wood and preserving the trees we have. The finish is Prairie Bench Storybook with rich walnut tones. There are 13 glass ‘onyx’ jewels on the backboard and the crown is positioned to hover over his or her highness. The middle of the backboard and frontspiece are open in case the patron requires some custom engraving such as a name or crest. The armrests are beveled in an elegant design and the seat is hand ground for comfort.
The component parts are left side, right side, frontspiece, seat and backboard and the entire throne weighs less than 20 kgs.
Designed in reclaimed spruce
Finished in Prairie Bench Storybook and polyurethane.
Continuing with the Elk and Wolf Dining Project, the frames for the two thrones are complete. Each uses hazelnut posts with balsam fir supports. The backboard and seat are Sitka Spruce. The dowels are hazelnut and hemlock. No screws or nails are used, just glue and pressure. The posts were measured to fit then hand chiseled to fit the interlocking fir supports. No stain was used, just clear finish and some charcoal was sanded into the joints.
The hazelnut posts are grown onsite and have a muscular, sinew look with a slight purple hue. The spruce backboard is from an old log claimed from the Fraser river by a local tug operator. The arms have carved paws and there a some roughed meadow leaves and branches on the edges and seat. When sitting, the wolf appears to be looking over your shoulder, a bit scary and intimidating for your subjects. That’s the look we wanted!
The seat had a natural band that seems to create a scene with a knot moon in the background. Wood contains it’s own art, but it was fun to add our carving of a wolf. So much fun, we made a spruce shield to indicate when the Wolf King or Queen was in town. If the shield is hanging on the throne, the wolf is around.
Check back to see the Elk throne. It’s almost done.
Local metal band Altered Throne sought a stage prop for their act and brought the request to Prairie Bench.
The entire frame buckles together and can be wheeled, or broken down into four components: two sides, the back board and the seat. Hardwood plugs guide the pieces together and steel clasps lock everything in position. The seat also locks the sides together. The throne can be assembled in under a minute and is designed for strength.
Made entirely of spruce and finished in Prairie Bench’s Storybook theme. The backboard is engraved with the band’s logo.
See more of the throne here: #J95-BL-07-12
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This was designed specifically for a band’s stage prop. We enjoyed the challenge of building the six foot chair, cutting it in half and then buckling it back together. There’s four components: left and right side, the hand-carved back of a band member’s tattoo, and the seat. The construction is durable includes wheels to move the chair into position.
Spruce finished in dark walnut stain and polyurethane. Includes four steel hasps, four buckles and the seat is positioned on dowels to lock the frame as well.
Approximate dimensions: 6’x27″x27″. Seat height is at 18″.
Click on the thumbnails to see assembly. It’s actually quicker for one person to assemble the chair in an upright position, lock, and go—takes thirty seconds.