Knock-down deck chairs

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Project by Lboy posted 07-03-2007 06:50 PM 4571 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The legs are white oak, the slats are western cedar. They pull apart for easy storage.

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#1 posted 07-03-2007 08:00 PM

Sleek. Nice look, very functional. I’m afraid I would destroy them though. I’m not very kind to chairs. I needed to go heavy duty on my new chair. Any outdoor chairs I make for myself will need the same consideration. I’d love to make some of these for guests though. Especially like the easy storage.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 07-03-2007 08:35 PM

they are wonderful!
I love these pull-apart chairs.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-04-2007 10:02 AM

These are terrific. Is this your own design or did you follow a set of plans. The fact that they knock-down is great for winter storage.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 07-04-2007 11:16 AM

Nice deck chairs. Is that a natural finish? Nice design also. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-04-2007 03:47 PM

That’s a good idea!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 07-04-2007 03:50 PM

Nice design and functionallity.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 07-04-2007 06:12 PM

Looks like another entry for the Garden project category

Well done Lboy.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 07-04-2007 11:57 PM

No plans, just looked at a picture and came up with the rest.

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#9 posted 07-05-2007 08:01 AM

great job!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 07-06-2007 11:49 AM

Hi Lboy;
—-wonder-full ”Knock-down deck chairs” these are and made out of oak and cedar, I’m sure they’re going to last sometime!

Ha!;....I have to tell you a story, long about eighteen years ago, (and who says I’m not dated?) I did occasional work for a carpenter//furniture maker. When he would call me up to see if I needed some extra work….it would be about these chairs. Must of helped in the construction of some many, many and then many more of these chairs and my job was to mark on the legs with pencil, where the slats where to go and cut the slats to length….that’s all. But in ‘that all’ was days of endless marking and cutting, over and over….got sick of making those chairs. He would then load them up and off to Boston he would go, to unload at a dealer and then back home to make more. Never needed me except when it came time to mark the legs and cut those slats.

I had two of those chairs until this past winter when I ran over them with my snow plow….and I won’t say it was a total accident, since I think I wanted to put an end to those memories. Carried those chairs with me in the summertime and would pull them out of my truck at picnics and party’s, no one had ever seen anything like them before. I found that those chairs were a great conversation piece and opened the door for me to advertise my use-fullness as a worker of wood.

The ones I helped make were made out of pine and they lasted eighteen years, so these of your making I’m sure will go for a longer distance!

Ha!....just thinking, we never put the hand hold into the top slat, or I would have been marking and cutting those….
Thanks for sharing.

-- --frank, NH,

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#11 posted 07-06-2007 12:59 PM

sounds like you were doing most of the work, Frank.

“hand hold” is a great element of the chair.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 07-06-2007 01:40 PM

—-ha!....hi Debbie;....that’s called ’paying your dues’. I stood all day long, gravitating between woodpile and table, while the master carpenter got to sit and drill-screw those slats to the legs. Nothing ever changes, I’m still standing all day long, moving logs, working in the shop at tables of machines….and any and all others.

Excuse me Lboy; don’t mean to hijack your spot here….it’s just that these things happen around here with the LJ’s.


-- --frank, NH,

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#13 posted 07-07-2007 02:47 AM

I’ve seen some like these built on the American Woodshop and have a couple of plans, but haven’t built any, yet. They look great.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 07-14-2007 04:10 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

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#15 posted 07-19-2007 05:52 AM


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