|Project by woodpezzer||posted 10-13-2012 10:50 PM||8346 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
I built a Kentucky Stick Chair last June and wow it is comfy! I thought it would be cool to make a couple in kid size too for my adorable nephews. They make plans for a kid size Adirondake chair so why not this one?
Pic 1: Unfolding the chair
Pic 2: Ready for action
Pic 3: He likes it!
Pic 4: Adult and kid size
Pic 5: Cable end detail
Pic 6: Testing the comfy factor
Wood used: 5/4 treated deck boards. One 10 foot 5/4 X 6 and one 8 foot 5/4 X 6 yields two kid size stick chairs. Cable is 3/32 stainless steel with a load rate of 184 lbs.
The adult chair was made from ordinary 2 X 2’s with Teak Oil finish. I like the treated lumber better.
I made a few minor changes to the plan: 1) round the top ends of the back and the front ends of the seat. 2) drill ¼ hole ½ deep next to the cable holes on the outer sticks. Cable frays and is extremely sharp so if it’s tucked back into the wood, it won’t snag on your pants or worse, your skin!
Plans for the original adult size chair are here: http://www.buildeazy.com/book/stickchair-3.html
You’ll need to visit the site to get instructions on how to assemble the chair but here is a cut list to make it in KID size.
1 X 1 ¼ sticks cut to lengths:
a) 6 sticks
11 ¼ 26 ¼
b) 2 sticks
c) 4 sticks
23 5/8 22 3/8
d) 2 sticks
e) 2 sticks
31 ½ 6 7/8
f) 9 sticks
Change cable hole placement:
a & b) 1 1/8” and 9”
c, d & e) 1 1/8” and 18 ¾”
f) 1” from both ends
Special thanks to LJ member, eddie for posting his stick chair. I saw it and just had to give it a go! Check it out: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67270
It only takes an afternoon to make one of these cool chairs, cost is minimal and the reward is high. Now I’m off to finish the second chair.
Thanks for looking!