|Project by Phil B.||posted 01-23-2015 01:37 AM||5642 views||30 times favorited||22 comments|
I have been thinking about how to do this one for a long time. There are lots of quick and easy 2 piece beach chairs out there, but all incorporate horizontal slats and horizontal support bars.
My goal was to keep true to my Adirondack designs with the comfortable curved back and seat, yet make a portable beach chair that can fully recline into a different position. I filled 3 large boxes with kindling doing this one…LOL.
By incorporating 1” dowels as support cross bars with heavy gauge brass furniture screws for extra strength, I was able to eliminate the common visible horizontal support bars. The one dowel rests in a 1/4” round groove to lock it into place in both positions. The seat is 16” wide and the back matches my regular Adirondack plan but shorter. I am 5’8” and can rest my head in the upright position, and yet someone 6’2” could do the same in the low position. You do not slide off in the low position, since the seat curves upwards.
It hangs in the garage between 16” studs and I figure 6 chairs could fit in the trunk of my car. I plan on painting 6 in various bright colors using Varathane Colors in Plastic, since they will be on the beach at the cottage all summer. If I win the lottery, I will make them in cedar with brass screws !
Now to write the plans and upload them for sale on my site. Should be ready in a few weeks.
Thanks for looking.
Update: just added this magazine rack since there was space.
P.S….here is the chair at the beach, painted white.