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If a child loves to bounce on the bed when you aren’t looking why not have something in your home that they can bounce on when you are looking and watch them have fun on it. This bounce chair isn’t finished yet. I still need to add some padding on the top of the seat and add some cool fabric around the sides for softy of no fingers getting caught in the springs. I let some kids that came over try it at and they had a blast on it.When sitting on it a child has two handles to hold on to. I took a old single box spring from a bed apart and thats where I got my springs . I put 6 springs in this chair with u shape nails. I used my table saw and my jig saw to do the cuts. Well I guess this isn’t pretty in the rough stage but need some impute on this bounce chair for better ideas to improve on it or leave it like it is. Thanks all. Jeff M.





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Jimboe

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#1 posted 1120 days ago

what about the fingers getting crushed when the springs compress ??

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clieb91

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#2 posted 1120 days ago

Jeff, It’s a pretty cool concept. I think adding a bit of soft foam to the underside of the seat and the top of the base leaving a good size gap then adding fabric all the way around to cover it. Might help with Jimboe’s fear. You might have to re-position the springs a bit to accommodate the foam.
Add a nice comfy foam seat and I think its good.

Look forward to seeing the finished product. I am sure my daughter would love it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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tinman_362

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#3 posted 1119 days ago

Awesome concept. I wish I had one of these as a Kid but lets see if i can make sense of what I’m saying: what about framing the seat to the top portion, so when they bounce, the frame moves down. it will keep the springs enclosed. Mt only worry would be the the kids sandwich their fingers between the boards/springs. put legs on the bottom portion so they are out of the way of the frame. I would think that they only had too be just taller than the springs. These are just ideas, I don’t know how they would work out in your project. You still have an awesome great concept.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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Jeffery Mullen

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#4 posted 1119 days ago

I belive I will put foam between the boards to keep fingers from being smashed good idea guys thanks.

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Bradford

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#5 posted 1118 days ago

Here is my input on the build;
1. round over all edges 1/2”,
2. mount weight to the base bottom to prevent flip over vs a legged seat,
3. wrap the handles in suede string (from a craft store ),
4. 2 layers of high density foam, compressed, and covered onto the seat,
5. enclose the frame in 2 layers of durable fabric like denim or vinyl.

The rounded edges will prevent tears in the fabric due to sharp corners, It wil be easier on the hands, it won’t flip over if they stand on the edges, and it will be a treasure without injury.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Jeffery Mullen

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#6 posted 1115 days ago

Thanks for the input guys I will take all this into thought when I get back to this project. again thanks.

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