On The Go Chair

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Project by Rockbuster posted 10-24-2015 01:22 AM 1577 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple to build chair, that will only take a few hours of your time, depending on how fancy you want to get with the project. The first 3 pictures shows the completed chair, I chose to take a leaf an butterfly stencil and using black lacquer sprayed the design on the chair, I finished up by spraying the whole chair with clear lacquer. The 4th picture just shows a 6’ 2”X12”, this is all the lumber you need to complete this project. The 5th picture just shows this 6’ board divided into two pieces, one at 39” and one at 33”. The last picture shows these same two pieces with the proper cuts, and holes for the handle, and where the seat goes thru the board. If you have a planer, it is a good idea to run these boards thru it, and take it down to 5/4 stock, this will lighten it up a bit, because I used southern yellow pine that is quite heavy. if you are interested in making one of these, I have a one sheet of paper plan with all of the details on it, send me your email address, and I will send you one. I don’t know how to send anything on Lumberjocks

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 10-24-2015 02:07 AM

Looks great! I really like the stencils you choose

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#2 posted 10-24-2015 02:39 AM

Very cool. Super compact when disassembled. I think it would be good to have a few of these around when friends drop by.

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#3 posted 10-24-2015 03:10 AM

Great Job, Don. So simple. Love the designs also.
Thanks for sharing.
Wonder where this one will go.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 10-24-2015 03:31 AM

Looks good Don, but if I sat down that low I wouldn’t be able to get up.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 10-24-2015 11:41 AM

COngratulations, is beatiful job. Have some similar time ago. Like the stencil design

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 10-24-2015 12:05 PM

Very useful for many occasions, like the butterfly design addition. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 10-24-2015 02:09 PM

nice work

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#8 posted 10-24-2015 03:21 PM

It is low slung Tony, but you would be surprised as to how comfortable these are. These look to me as if they were designed to set on the peak of a roof. I just sent some plans out, hope that everyone has fun building these.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#9 posted 10-24-2015 05:28 PM

Nice chair!

Not too long ago, I saw Scott Phillips on the American Woodshop, make one like that… He used a bunch of old Walnut…

I made a couple of them a few years ago using the Slats method…

COOL chair!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 10-24-2015 06:20 PM

Simple & beautiful!!!

-- shuja

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#11 posted 10-25-2015 01:58 AM

Simple and portable. Nice design. I really like the art work as well.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#12 posted 10-25-2015 11:38 AM

Snazzy, simple and looks comfy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 10-26-2015 04:46 PM

It looks fantastic! I’ll definitely build one of these!

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#14 posted 10-26-2015 05:00 PM

It’s very creative and practical too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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