|Project by Phil B.||posted 12-20-2014 08:06 PM||3321 views||15 times favorited||6 comments|
THE GRANDPA CHAIR….HIGHER, WIDER, MORE UPRIGHT AND EASIER TO GET OUT OF !
The Grandpa Chair has 21” (53.4 cm) seat slats, 2” (5.1 cm) wider than the regular chair. Grandma is 5’ 2” (157.5 cm), and can touch the ground flat footed. The seat height is regular chair height of 17 1/2” (44.5 cm).
I have extended the height of the original back (chair to the right), so that taller people can rest their head. I have also kept the curved back seat slat , to match the curve of the back slats. This eliminates the “butt-bite”, of the original 1950’s design, caused by the space left between the back slats and the last seat slat.The arms are still 7 1/2” (19cm) wide , but shorter, and will hold a dinner plate or magazine, and comfortably rest your arms with coffee, or otherwise, in hand.
Just picked up the wood to design the love seat and rocking chair from this pattern. The challenge will be to make it different than all the others out there.