|Project by Jerry||posted 06-19-2014 10:15 PM||2883 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I recently decided to build a chair for myself like one I had seen my instructor use, called “The Guitar Chair” They are SPENDY, but I found a resource for plans, and I built one.
As soon as I sat down in it, I realized there was something wrong. The design LOOKS stable enough at first sight, but the chair was far too easy to tip over to the right or left with the simple tripod design that the original used.
So I dismantled the first one and redesigned the chair in Sketchup with stability in mind.
Here is the result.
It’s just as portable as the original, a little more difficult to build, but not much once you have the measurements down, and completely, rock solid stable in all four directions.
This is my prototype, and is made from simple inexpensive hemlock and plywood ( for the cushion backing ).
I like the fact that the half lap joints make the whole thing look kind of “Mission – y”
Future iterations will be sold commercially and will be custom made for the individual with nicer hardwoods such as Black Walnut, etc.
-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.