Kentucky Stick Chair

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I saw this type of chair while browsing the internet with some simple plans. I was really interested in its look and pure simplicity. I made the whole thing out of one 2×12x8 and some threaded rod.

After what seemed like an eternity of sanding and assembly, the chair turned out to be exceedingly comfortable. It folds up easy enough and was fun to make. I cut the threaded rod down after cinching it up nice and snug, then I hammered the ends to prevent coming loose.

The family got a kick out of it and a wave of requests came flooding it. This was my prototype attempt and I think if I were to make more I would go with treated lumber to prevent rot.

Thanks for looking


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#1 posted 107 days ago

Nice chair!
I’d think twice about using “treated lumber” for future chairs. They use some harsh chemicals to make them. Consider natural woods that resist rot.

Anyway, I really like your chair!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 107 days ago

That’s a good point MSG; maybe cedar would be a better choice.

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#3 posted 107 days ago

Hello MDM

A nice chair

I like the design of this type of chair

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 107 days ago

Not too shabby! Happen to have any pics of it folded up? I’m curious to see how compact it is. I’d love to make a couple chairs like this to tote around during our local Folk Festival.

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#5 posted 107 days ago

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 107 days ago

Never heard of or seen such a chair. I have lived in Kentucky all my life. Great job.

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#7 posted 106 days ago

with a little bit more work, this chair will be more comfortable. Have a look :

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#8 posted 106 days ago


I’ll try to upload a folded up picture for ya.

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#9 posted 106 days ago

Glad to hear you trimmed that threaded rod. Those look lethal in the pictures :), Do you happen to know what these weigh? I wonder if they would be a decent portable lawn chair.

Good Job, Came out Nice.

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#10 posted 106 days ago


This one is about 10-12lbs. Yeah the rods caught me at least twice before I hacked them down.

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#11 posted 106 days ago

That’s a really unique design.

-- Custom furniture

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