|Project by TexasDawg||posted 08-17-2009 09:11 PM||1907 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Well, everything the government buys is from the cheapest bidder and boy do they go cheap. Office chairs around here don’t last very long when you have people in body armor sitting in them. My office was hurting for working chairs, so I walked around camp one day and collected 11 broken chairs. From what I found, I was able to create 6 working chairs for the office, but was left with a lot of odd parts. Someone challenged me to create a couch so that we could watch movies on the TV in the office. Of course I said, “no problem” and set about finding a few pieces of good scrap to use. Once the wood was scavanged, it was easy to take a few broken chair parts and create a three man couch.
Two issues – man is this thing heavy – it was a pain to lug up the stairs and get it in the office. The other problem is that we have almost 30 people jammed in the office – which is made of old shipping containers, so the couch took up the whole area between desks, making it very difficult to move around in the office. After one movie, it was relegated to the security shack and now hosts all the people from camp who visit our office. I have reports of people taking pictures of the couch so that they can try and get one built for their office.
New life for old chairs!
The steps in pictures:
1) Broken Chair Parts
2) Build a Scrap Wood Base
3) Add the Seating
4) Enjoy the Show!
-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."