Rounge Chair

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Project by Jaeyoel Park posted 03-05-2008 03:40 PM 2655 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One and half years ago…
When I saw a movie, I thought suddenly it would be more comfortable if I had a rounge chair like this.
And decided to make it.
The original plan was to use leather strips instead of Linen strips, but I couldn’t buy just like what I wanted.
And this is the first project using my vintage stanley #51.
Why don’t you make this for you?
You’ve got one already? ^^

Thanks for reading, see you…

Materials : Ash, Linen
Finish : Baby Oil
Tools : Drill, Handsaw, Spokeshave, Chisel, Sandpaper, Scissors (for Linen)

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 03:44 PM

That’s a cool chair! How did you secure the linen strips to the frame? Is the linen a single thickness, or is it folded and sewn? Just curious. Nice work!

-- Robb

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Jaeyoel Park

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 03:53 PM

Oh, I’m a man. I just tied strips behind back.
and it was a single thickness
I never like to use a niddle. (:
Actually, If I could buy some proper leather for it, I want to make this one more time.
It will be cool to use some rivets for securing leather strips.

Thanks, Robb. See you again (:

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 05:15 PM


This is a very unique and unusual chair. It looks like it would be comfortable too. To tell the truth I think that the linen would be better for the seat and back than leather.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 05:17 PM

Is the toilet tissue on top of the TV for when you cry during “chick flicks” LOL.
Nice project! Is the chair comfortable? Well done, and with very few tools.

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 05:19 PM

Interesting design. I have not seen such a short chair before. It does look like it might be comfortable.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 03-05-2008 07:33 PM

Neat chair. Well done. I would have to help to get out of it though.LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Jaeyoel Park

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#7 posted 03-06-2008 05:36 AM

Hi, thank you all for the nice words. ^^

and… Hi, Brian!
In case of summer, yes. I can agree with you. but I used to lay a blanket over this in winter.
unless… It would be too cold.

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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#8 posted 03-06-2008 07:11 PM

Interesting design. Good work. I am not sure I’d be able to get up out of it.

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#9 posted 03-06-2008 08:18 PM

Looks to be a comfortable chair with the linen ( or can be with leather also). I would like to copy it.
Can the back take the load of a heavy person?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Jaeyoel Park

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 03:10 AM

Thank you. :)

Sharad ... Yes. I am sure that the back won’t be broken by normal using.
I used through tenons.
The tenon has 80mm-width and 120mm-length.
and I reinforced it by square peg.
for your information, I weigh 188 pounds.
I think, according as How heavy the user is,
You’lll be able to adjust the size of tenon, the angle between back and seat, and the length of back.

-- Falling in love with wood... J. Park , South Korea

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 04-01-2008 06:54 AM

I love this chair! I will have to make one! Really neat design.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 04-07-2008 06:37 PM

That’s a cool chair!Interesting designGood work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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dennis mitchell

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#13 posted 06-30-2008 10:56 PM

It looks real comfortable.

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 10:29 PM

looks like a nice comfy chair for watching movies.. great job…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 01-27-2010 07:57 AM

cool chair

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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