|Project by BusterB||posted 07-03-2014 04:22 PM||2006 views||4 times favorited||24 comments|
Several of my LJ buddies can build these chairs in their sleep and I have always wanted to give it a try. A while back I found a set of plans by Popular Mechanics and it was a pretty cool version of this classic chair. I remember being impressed with its contoured seat and curved back. Those who know me know I have enough trouble with straight and square…throw in a few angles and some radius cuts and it doesn’t take me long to be in over my head. Channeling my inner Jim Jakosh, I set down with my protractor-n-compass and set about laying out the plans on some scrap pieces of 1/4” plywood. After quite a bit of erasing and no small amount of mumbling, I had a set of templates to work from on this project. I built this first version out of pressure treated lumber from the big box store. It was so wet that by the time it dries out some time year after next, the chair may resemble some form of modern art but it was reasonably cheap. This a good project to have a extra set of hands during assembly or be prepared to become creative using clamps to align the work pieces during assembly.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)