So last Thursday I look over at the neighbors house and there’s a recliner upside down, sitting out in the trash. hmmmm I thought. I’ll bet there’s some springs and levers and such I could use off of that!
After looking at it up close I said damn I’ll just take the whole thing.
I had to clean all the dog hair, dust and webs off of it and…she cleaned up nicely.
I tossed it up on the bench and stretched it out to see just how this thing works.
It took about an hour but I came up with a basic frame shape.
At this point I still don’t know what I want to do. I can’t decide if it’s going to be indoor or outdoor furniture. I thought I could cover it with oak, it sure would look pretty in the house. But I don’t have room for another recliner. And in the house,? I want a cushy chair to sit in,...I’ll just build it out of cedar and maybe put it in the Florida room.
Here I put some cedar slats across to line up the back and bottom and mounted an arm rest frame. like the slats HATE the arm rest…thing!
Tomorrow’s another day!
SO I gave this some thought last night and came up with an idea to cover all of that metal while clearing all the moving parts. I went to the band saw and resawed the 3 vertical side slats on the left that were interfering with the mechanism up from the bottom about 4 inches. It turned out a lot better than the first Idea, and a lot neater too!
Now for my first sit down,... and, my freakin head hangs off the end. It’s gonna need a head rest!
Here I’m trying to figure it out. About 10 or so years ago I built a swing out of the way paper towel holder for the laundry room that worked well. It had detent balls that would click and hold the rack in any number of positions.
SO that’s the route i’m going with this and this is what I ended up with.
A 4 position head rest that makes a nice audible click when raising or lowering that locks nicely into that position.
-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods