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STRAIGHT back "nesting" camp chair with ROUGH sketch

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Project by bowtie posted 05-12-2012 06:06 PM 4249 views 34 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a camp chair from plans on HENNINGS SCOUTERS’ PAGES but found the curved back uncomfortable so I modified the frame to have a straight back. As shown in pic 5 it still nest compactly.
I apologize in advance for the crudeness of my sketch, I mocked up this chair with card board and don’t have a plan. Other than the side I loosely copied the Hennings plan. After settling on the shape listed I decided where to place the side to side braces by holding the cardboard sides together with clothespins and determining a seat height and seatback angle I liked. Than I shaped the ends so the legs are flat to the ground. You can also just put a radius on the bottom of the legs if you like. I cut the front of the seat base so the front slat is angled slightly down for comfort. This chair is built with 1×6 pt pine ( 3/4” x 5 1/2” )

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 06:31 PM

Nice Chair

I looked at the Hennings design and agree it looks uncomfortable

Good conversion of the design

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 07:02 PM

Hi Bowtie.

Add me to the list of those who find the curved backs hard on the old spine. Nice looking chair. Any chance you could provide more details? What wood did you use? The ones I’ve seen around here were mostly maple. Did you do drawings of it, and if so are they in SketchUp format?

Paul
the little inquisitive guy

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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wild bill franklin

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 07:37 PM

Hey Bowtie , this looks alot like the ones i have built before. Mine were of cypress and were very handy to take to the ball park !! Nice job an looks great

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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#4 posted 05-12-2012 08:57 PM

Looks comfortable. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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bowtie

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#5 posted 05-12-2012 11:58 PM

thanks all, BigTiny I added a rough sketch.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 12:11 AM

Nice chair and I like the area it’s in. Nice place to be….looks like to me.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 05-13-2012 01:15 AM

Nice chairs and good job of the build. I like your drawing ( that’s the southern version of ‘sketch up’). LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bowtie

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#8 posted 05-13-2012 02:04 AM

Alabama CAD- Cardboard Aided Design

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#9 posted 05-13-2012 03:38 AM

love it I got to try to make one will done

-- Nimkee** Joe

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rejo55

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#10 posted 05-13-2012 05:05 AM

I have built two of these from another plan with the curved back and agree—- they’re uncomfortable. Never would have thought about straightening the back. Gotta try it. That makes two ideas I’ve gotten from you. Thanks a bunch! Didn’t you say you made yours out of pressure treated pine? I did and they are strong, but don’t sit too good.
Have a good’un
Joe
P.S. I’ve got one of my cedar slabs planed down and will start Monday hogging out the tray. If it turns out fair, I’ll post it.

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#11 posted 05-13-2012 12:03 PM

“Alabama CAD- Cardboard Aided Design”

LOL, love it!
oh and great chair

-- Doug...

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Jim

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#12 posted 05-13-2012 01:36 PM

I about spit coffee all over when I read “Alabama CAD- Cardboard Aided Design”
Great chair!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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bowtie

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#13 posted 05-13-2012 02:01 PM

Thanks for all the comments. I hope I didn’t offend anyone with my CAD comment, I work in Huntsville which is full of aerospace and aviation engineers aka real rocket scientist. Just saying bowtie ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer ! My son and I are building a cnc router so I have a lot to learn.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#14 posted 05-13-2012 02:12 PM

i like this a lot

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#15 posted 05-13-2012 04:02 PM

Looks really comfortable, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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