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Project by michiganmark posted 02-09-2012 01:03 PM 1139 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these for Mom and Dad in Florida, so they had to be shipped from Michigan. And then easily reassembled. I scaled them to fit; Dad is tall so his is larger than Moms. These are foldable. Made with stainless steel bolts and screws. Hand routed. I used white oak in the high stress parts. Took photos in sequence as assembly instructions for Dad.

As usual with most of my projects, I made plexi glass templates of all of the parts so I can make identical projects in the future.

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather





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HokieScott

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 01:34 PM

Wow, great project and I’m sure Mom and Dad will love them! From what I can tell, you just added white oak support strips across the back?

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michiganmark

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 01:43 PM

There are two swing arms that attach the legs to the back, the swing arms take a beating as well as the stringers across the back, hence the oak.

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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Deaser

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 03:08 PM

These are beautiful! I like the way you personalized them.

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 03:46 PM

cool looking chairs nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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berkleydanny

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 04:17 PM

Nice chairs Mark. When did you add the hot tub?

-- Danny, Berkley, MI

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jcontract

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 04:37 PM

I’m building a set out of cedar right now. My first time working with Cedar. Finding it difficult to prevent chip-out with the router. Especially with templating bit on a pattern. How did you find working with Cedar?

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michiganmark

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 04:42 PM

Danny, look closer…...there are two! Sold the round one. Are you in the market?

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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michiganmark

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 04:47 PM

Jcontract….I always rout the end grain first, and use sharp bits. Try packing tape also.

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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Vince Kirchner

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#9 posted 02-16-2012 04:12 PM

Nice job, I have been looking for a set of fold-up chair plans like that. Would you mind sharing where you obtained the plans so I can order a set also?

-- Vince Kirchner - kirchnerdad@yahoo.com

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michiganmark

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#10 posted 02-16-2012 05:26 PM

Vincent,
Bad news, but I didn’t use a plan…..I eyeballed my neighbors crappy pine chairs and winged it. Sorry. I do have plexy templates so when you’re in Michigan, stop by!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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