But when it first arrived in the house, I was surprised to realize that the “metal” was actually from either a soda or beer can. So, this is my first introduction to the folk art of making miniature chairs from aluminum cans – especially popular, I’m led to believe by some quick internet research, during the 1970s. Here are two shots of the chair, which show the craft that went into its making:
It’s interesting that I might have been left cold by (or found a tad cheesy) this notion of making miniature chairs from soda cans. But I’m glad my eyes were widened by seeing an actual specimen – there’s a lot of crafty work required to make an intricate chair. In fact, GO TO THIS LINK for a whole “patio set” made from aluminum cans. It’s kewl.