Posts Tagged ‘chair’

Roads and Fences: How Adventurous Are You?

January 9th, 2012 by
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In a recent issue of our eZine, a reader wrote in to get some advice about building a chair. His question was rather specific, regarding the correct splay of the legs to maximize stability and strength. Tim Inman, an expert woodworker and finisher (and a wealth of helpful information!) and yours truly tried to offer this fellow some advice. Our answers took decidedly different approaches to a larger and broader topic of building chairs.

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Lifeguard Chairs

August 17th, 2011 by
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It’s hard to come up with a more perfect summer project than this reader-submitted pair of lifeguard chairs.

My father and I made a pair of lifeguard chairs for a friend. We designed it to be functional and comfortable.

It has a slide out tray between the chairs and a removable umbrella stand. The seat height is 48″

- Steven Baker

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Matt Becker
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lifeguard chair 1

lifeguard chair 2

Arts & Crafts Chairs and Table

August 12th, 2011 by
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This reader-submitted dining room set includes our Arts & Crafts Dining Room Chairs (with a couple design modifications) and a matching table.

This my attempt at your chairs and my table to match

- Eddie Mann; England

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arts & crafts table and chairs

arts & crafts chairs

Birdseye Maple Morris Chair

August 3rd, 2010 by
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The unique grain pattern of this reader-submitted project puts a fresh look on a classic design.

As you can see by the photo it is a Morris style chair. I put a little spin to it like instead of the slats on the sides I used flat panels of Birdseye Maple.

- Jesus “Rocky” Rodriguez

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Morris Chair 1

Morris Chair 2

Morris Chair 3

Adirondack Loveseat

July 30th, 2010 by
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This reader-submitted project shows once again that great projects can come from wood that someone else might call “trash”.

I built this adirondack style loveseat out of reclaimed redwood,  It had previously been someone’s deck.  Lot’s of rot, dirt, nails, screws, and loose knots had to be dealt with.  This project is based on Norm Abram’s plan, but I’ve made the back a bit taller and the material a bit thicker.

- Dean Morrell

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Adirondack Loveseat