Stackable Chair set

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Project by canoe911 posted 289 days ago 2022 views 50 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this set for a friend. Had a basic idea of what he wanted and found some picks on the net. But no plans so I had to wing it. The curve of the legs is 80” and I made it out of cypress with a clear spar finish. I did the kids names with a dremel and painted black before finish. I routed all the edges it a roundover for comfort and sanded to 220 before finish.

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#1 posted 289 days ago

Well done! I like the design.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#2 posted 289 days ago

Very nice. I like how the chair seat stores inside the back rest.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 289 days ago

Beautiful design!


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#4 posted 289 days ago

I love these, but I must be slow – how do they work? Are the back and seat two separate pieces, or is there some kind of hidden hinge?

-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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#5 posted 289 days ago

These look real nice and look like they would be great for the beach.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 288 days ago

Thanks guys for the comments. The back and the seat are two separate parts. The legs on the seat slide between the legs on the back. And there are cross braces that hold them in place.

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#7 posted 288 days ago

For winging it, that’s a fantastic job.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 288 days ago

I have a plan for these in one of my woodworking books. I came really close to making these for a benefit auction, but decided to repurpose a headboard/foot board into a bench thinking it would be quicker…ha, stripping and repainting turned out to be very time consuming lol. These look great! Makes me really want to make some now!

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#9 posted 288 days ago

I really like the design of the chairs. They look comfortable. Nice job!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 288 days ago

Great Job Canoe! Those look awesome! Love the kids names on the backs. I bet they like it too!

-- Jay - or

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#11 posted 288 days ago

So many people have asked I guess I need to draw some plans up. I used cypress & planned to size but here is the basic info to build the Adult chair like I said before the arc I used is a 80” radius 46” long on the back legs and 33” long for the seat legs. So you can cut all four out of one 2×8x8’ board (1.5×2.5 inches). The slats are 2.5” wide by 18.5” long and 3/4” thick. You can get all of those from one 1×6x12’. As for the seat height mine are set at about 18” but when you have the legs cut you can set it for you just by putting the braces to your setting so the seat legs can slide in and out.

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#12 posted 288 days ago

Killer build man!! Nice choice on using cypress to!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#13 posted 288 days ago

Very nice and they fold up for easy storage…..great idea and very well done….:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#14 posted 288 days ago

Very cool!

-- christopheralan

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#15 posted 286 days ago

Wonderful set of chairs! They look comfortable, very handy and practical too. Great build.

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