Slotted Folding Chair

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Project by DarrylF posted 12-19-2011 03:36 AM 2882 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

This was the second project I made in my high school shop class, it’s been sitting for a year or two so I thought I’d bring it out and take pictures; it’s made out of many pieces of ash. It is bound by metal wire which was the hardest part of the entire project as far as making a nice tight fit of the pieces while being able to cover the wire with plugs; blood was shed, that wire is sharp!

-- Darryl

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 03:41 AM

Nice job. Interesting design. Did you invent it?

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

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 03:45 AM

No I didn’t; my shop teacher had one like it that we looked at and altered a little bit. It is actually very comfortable though.

-- Darryl

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#3 posted 12-19-2011 04:39 AM

Now that is cool and very funky! Well done. Very different which is a good thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 04:48 AM

That is really slick. Like the design.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 06:40 AM


-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 12-19-2011 07:41 AM

That is so cool,what joinery method did you use?

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#7 posted 12-19-2011 02:42 PM

I like this design and just may have a go at one of these.
You did a nice job on it.
We never had cool things like this to build in school shop, back in the stone-age.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 12-19-2011 05:56 PM

This is pretty cool! Nice work on the fit and form.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 12-19-2011 08:58 PM

Very interesting, much like the design of the folding chopstick baskets which I’ve made a couple of. I can’t imagine how you tensioned the wire!

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#10 posted 12-19-2011 09:52 PM

looks great. nicely done.

I would be interested in plans for something like that. any references you can share?

Thanks in advance,

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 12-20-2011 04:02 AM

Thank you everyone for the comments; here are plans I wrote for it, I remembered as much as I could!

-- Darryl

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#12 posted 12-21-2011 05:46 AM

I too am impressed and love the look. Thanks for the plans.

-- --bch

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#13 posted 12-29-2011 01:03 AM

Fabulous Job, Darryl. I’ve need two just like it for a small deck. I’ll give you credit when people comment!

-- "Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." F. Scott Fitzgerald

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 06:03 PM

hey I built one of these awhile ago as well. I used 1 – 2×10x8 cut into 1inch strips and put together using all thread with locking nuts. The first time assembling can be a trick, but once you figure it out goes smoothly. Really enjoy the chair as it sits comfortably and makes a great camping/fishing chair.

-- Matthew

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