"folding" chairs

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Project by Bren posted 12-30-2007 10:02 PM 1985 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this pattern online. I wanted to make a deck chair but something differend from the adirondacks. I changed things by making the back taller and altered the curves some. It is very comfortable. It does not really fold, the seat pulls out and stores in the back of the back rest. Makes it easy to trasnport. Stringers are white oak and the slats are cedar.

-- Bren Hartman, Battle Creek, Michigan

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#1 posted 12-30-2007 10:34 PM

these are great. I like the idea of the seat storage.
Do you remember where you found the plans?

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#2 posted 12-30-2007 10:35 PM

I really like these! I’d like something different than what has become the standard deck chair. Quite nice.

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

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#3 posted 12-30-2007 10:55 PM

WOW! How cool are those? Please post the particulars on getting the plans, these would be a big hit around here. Thanks for posting.
Doug in AZ.

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#4 posted 12-30-2007 11:27 PM

Dittos on the plans. I like the look of the chairs. Since you say they are very comfortable I want some.

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#5 posted 12-31-2007 05:06 AM

Thanks for the nice compliments. Maybe I should not say where I found the plans and start selling the chairs?
Just kidding.
Here is where I found the plans I started from.
Main changes I made were to the seat back. I made it taller and changed the curve at the top. The pattern I ended up with allowed me to use a narrower board and create less waste. I have a good source for rough sawn kiln dried white oak. I really like working with it and it has held up well so far in the summer weather. I used cedar for the slats except where the seat intersected the back, there I used oak.

-- Bren Hartman, Battle Creek, Michigan

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#6 posted 12-31-2007 07:52 AM

Those are some neat looking deck chairs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 12-31-2007 08:10 AM

I like the high backs. Thanks for the link to the plans.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 12-31-2007 02:21 PM

yes, thanks for the link :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 02-01-2008 06:04 PM

Looks good, I’m cutting some of these out now. I found a similar design from an old fellow at a tradeday in Scottsburrough AL.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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