Stackable Chair set

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Project by canoe911 posted 07-08-2013 01:29 PM 3094 views 56 times favorited 18 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 07-08-2013 02:02 PM

Well done! I like the design.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 02:14 PM

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

-- Julian

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 02:41 PM

Beautiful design!


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#4 posted 07-08-2013 03:09 PM

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 07-08-2013 03:12 PM

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 07-08-2013 03:48 PM

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 07-08-2013 05:10 PM

For winging it, that’s a fantastic job.

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

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#8 posted 07-08-2013 06:22 PM

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 07-08-2013 07:11 PM

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 07-08-2013 08:00 PM

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

-- Jay -

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#11 posted 07-08-2013 08:26 PM

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 07-08-2013 10:05 PM

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

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#13 posted 07-08-2013 11:24 PM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 07-09-2013 09:46 AM

Very cool!

-- christopheralan

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#15 posted 07-11-2013 02:04 PM

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

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