|Project by PRGDesigns||posted 10-31-2012 01:05 AM||3003 views||30 times favorited||7 comments|
This concept was borrowed with permission from fellow LJ’r Mr. Doug Kremer’s Fishing Chair. I assisted coaching my 3 sons through baseball for 20 years and was usually assigned the soft toss area. I always wanted a decent seat that would compliment the 5 gallon bucket that held the soft toss baseballs. Several varieties were available at the retail level, but none of them were very comfortable. When I saw Doug’s first fishing chair, I immediately latched onto the concept and started developing a set of plans I could work with. From those plans we worked on cutting diagrams and quickly came up with the idea of cutting a circle in the bucket frames to fit over the bucket and spread the weight out over the rim of the bucket. As usual, I overbuilt it with 1/2” SS bolts, SS screws attaching the seat and back, and 3/4” marine plywood laminated on 4/4 yellow pine. The seat and back slats are also made out of yellow pine. All edges are chamfered and sanded smooth ready for finishing. We also offer personalization on any of the seat or back slats (picture 4).
We originally designed and fabricated the Bucket Chair with a matching fixed seat and back, just like Doug’s original chair. After showing the Bucket Chair around, we had multiple requests for a moveable middle hatch that would allow a hunter to drop his birds in, or a fisherman to drop his catch in, and/or for a baseball coach to retrieve baseballs from the bucket for soft toss. Whatever anybody does with them after that is their business and we don’t ask questions. My Brother-In-Law suggested a unit w/o a back and from there we also came up with a child size one to match their parents Bucket Seat.
We offer three versions of the fishing bucket seat – a Bucket Chair with a tilting back, moveable middle hatch and the exclusive circle cut on the bottom of the bucket frames, which fits over a 5 gallon bucket like a lid. We also offer an Adult size Bucket Seat with a moveable middle hatch and the exclusive circle cut on the bottom of the bucket frames. In addition, we offer a child size Bucket Seat for the little ones to go out with Mom or Dad on their hunting / fishing / camping / tailgating adventures. As such, we offer the Adult and Child Bucket Seats as a set i.e. Father / Daughter, Father / Son, Mother / Son, Mother / Daughter.
Thanks for looking and another big shout out to Doug Kremer for the concept!
-- They call me Mr. Silly