Library chair

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Project by Amilo posted 595 days ago 1152 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lovely, character chair which converts to steps. Traditionally used in libraries it would make a useful and interesting addition to a home.
Made of pine wood , it is a sturdy chair.
As can be seen it is a dining/hall type chair and by means of a simple catch it can be opened and converted into steps (4 in all) which would be placed against a wall and used to reach books from shelves (or other items!).

Many Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 595 days ago

That’s really neat. The arms look great.

-- James

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#2 posted 595 days ago

I like the design a lot. Talk about old world feel. Glorious.

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#3 posted 595 days ago

Man, I like the style! Pretty artistic!

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#4 posted 595 days ago

That is a very cool looking chair. I have seen step stool/chairs before but non that are so decorative. Another idea for my project list. Thanks

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 595 days ago

That is fantastic! Did you use plans? Are they available, or at least what is the rise and run of each step so I can work it out, please?

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#6 posted 595 days ago

This is really an attractive design! I’ve always wanted to make a combination piece of furniture and will add your design to my idea list!


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#7 posted 594 days ago

Very cool. Did you make this from a plan? I would definitely like to give this a try.

-- Julian

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#8 posted 594 days ago

Very interesting, nice design, well done …

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#9 posted 594 days ago

Amilo, love the curves, great design. Nice job. Don

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-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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