Outhouse Chairs

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Saw some chairs like this at a Medieval Faire. Made a few revisions, and this is what I came up with. My wife calls them outhouse chairs because of the crescent moon. The 2 by 4 pulls out of the back of the chair easily for storage. They are very comfortable and very stable. Hope you like them.

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 02:18 AM

I think they are cool. Demenions please sir. I’ve never seen anything like them.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 02:27 AM

the back is a 2 by 12 , 5 feet long
the support is a 2 by 4 , 4 feet long
the seat is a 2 by 12 , 18 inches long
cut a rectangular hole in the back about 13 inches up from the bottom just big enough for the 2 by 4 to fit through
I used treated wood

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 04:10 AM

thanks alot needler

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 04:15 AM

Those look a lot like the Senufo chairs from Senegal.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 06:33 AM

KOOL!! Yup, I like ‘em. Think they would hold up made of 1x to lighten them up a little? Or, maybe reinforce the hole in the back if it were 1x??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 06:38 AM

those are way cool chairs, thanks for sharing the pics and the dims. Nice work!

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, that and my family! (Aurora, IL) my blog:

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#7 posted 07-30-2010 06:39 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 07:30 AM

These look like really cool chairs, thanks for posting.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 07-30-2010 07:44 AM

Very unusuall.Nice colour

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-30-2010 08:03 AM

Those are really cool. How comfy are they?


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#11 posted 07-30-2010 04:21 PM

Very cool concept.

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#12 posted 07-30-2010 08:01 PM

If you do a search for Stargazer chairs, there is a lot of info out there, including some variations. They are comfortable for sitting in, especially around a campfire at night. You might be able to get away with 1x material, depending on how much weight they would need to support. I liked the look of the bracing on those Senufo chairs.

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#13 posted 07-30-2010 09:35 PM

A similar concept tribal chair is done here in Africa. Yours is a modern, much cleaner version. I like.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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