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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 05-23-2015 09:00 PM 3144 views 31 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed and built these chairs to use at our bonfire place. We like to make pancakes there and look at stars etc. so the chairs should acommodate this. Fun and interesting build. Quite happy about the result and now feel that i should make some for indoor use as well.

I documented design considerations and build in this blog.


Would love to hear what you think!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 05-23-2015 10:56 PM

You would love to hear what I think? I think your chairs look AWESOME, that’s what I think. I like the color, I like the shape, I like the high back, I like the rope back rest and seat. Those are some terrific looking chairs. I see no chance of them not being comfortable. Great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 11:10 PM

Thanks Jeff. That sure is some positive response – made me smile!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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HerbC

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 11:22 PM

+1 on I LIKE THEM!

Great looking chairs.

Keep up the good work and remember…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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madts

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#4 posted 05-24-2015 12:12 AM

Very nice chairs Bamse. I like the rope. I am a sailor and rope is always good.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 05-24-2015 12:26 AM

Those are great looking chairs. I really like the design!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Pointer

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 12:52 AM

These look great. Have you considered a rocking version?

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 02:44 AM

WOW, those are some classy chairs. Nice design!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MrFid

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#8 posted 05-24-2015 03:06 AM

Really slick design. Would like to know if the ropes become loose over time. Beautiful work!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#9 posted 05-24-2015 06:30 AM

Thanks guys!

Herb: Allways safe. Have already plans for another version so you might see more of this design
Madts: Have sailed a lot and like rope as well
Woodbridge: Thanks. Only happy to inspire
Pointer: Not realy. Well that is untill yesterday evening when i made the bonfire pictures and my neighbor came by. First reaction was “Hmm they would be even cooler in a ricking version” Guess i have to go back to the drawing table again….
Jim: Thanks a lot
MrFid: The rope will certianly become loose. There is a small length or rope hanging from the front rail for the same reason: It is easy to thighten all the ropes and then make a new knot.

Thanks for the responces. Sure is motivating for more work!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Boris Beaulant

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#10 posted 05-24-2015 01:22 PM

Really nice looking chairs !

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 05-24-2015 02:00 PM

Great design and super build,I like em a lot.

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soccer2010

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#12 posted 05-24-2015 02:05 PM

Wow. Great looking and practical chairs.

-- John

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#13 posted 05-24-2015 02:39 PM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the support!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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gsimon

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#14 posted 05-24-2015 03:29 PM

love these chairs – the rope is a great feature and compliments the wood for outdoor use

-- Greg Simon

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#15 posted 05-24-2015 06:20 PM

Thanks greg!
I hope the strings will keep the clean look with use..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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