|Project by seamster||posted 04-07-2016 06:28 PM||920 views||14 times favorited||5 comments|
Made these out of solid ash with cotton canvas seat backs and seat pads.
I wanted a more robust and heavy-duty version of this classic camp style chair. I’m a solid 250 pounds and these don’t make a creak!
I drew up the plan with the intention of using simple measurements that maximized use of material. Each chair was squeezed from a 1” by 11” by 4-foot piece of ash.
All the joints were glued with waterproof glue and screwed, then plugged with poplar dowels (I think it’s poplar).
Finished with several super thin coats of oil-based spar urethane.
Seat backs were fastened with stainless steel screws and stainless finishing washers.
The foam in the seat pads are pieces of anti-fatigue floor mats from Harbor Freight. The thin foam is dense enough to add some decent cushioning without adding too much bulk.
They turned out great, and I was proud of how nice and tidy the plan as well as the chairs themselves came out. If anyone is interested in duplicating these, I think that diagram shares pretty much all the info needed.