Rope Chair

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Project by Disel posted 317 days ago 1544 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this picture online of this chair, and thought it looked interesting. I had to play with the height and Angles, To get it right but it turned out good, Lots of cutting and drilling. But thats what I like so it was fun. Come to find out the darn thing folds up. Caution the first time you sit in it be careful if your rope is not tight enough you will go for a ride..

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#1 posted 317 days ago

This looks like a cool project!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 317 days ago

You can build the chair for about 12 Bucks. 2X2 by 36’’ 97 Cents at home Depot and about 10’ of Manila rope.

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#3 posted 317 days ago

Cool project, looks fun and comfy! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 317 days ago

Very unusual. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 316 days ago

That is really cool. Gonna have to try it as well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#6 posted 314 days ago

Love this chair. Great job and welcome to LJ’s

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#7 posted 313 days ago

Awesome chair, it looks comfy as well. Like the cool rope joints. Great job!

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#8 posted 313 days ago

A guy going by Sailor built this chair and posted it on her about 18 months ago.
just go to the upper right corner of this page and search for folding stick chair. He says he got the plans off LJ earlier. He used wire instead of rope. I used 1/4” all-thread and acorn nuts. I have built 3 myself and helped a young man (14) build one that he got blue ribbons on when he entered it in the fair. They are a fun build and more comfortable that they appear. I built 2 for my 7 year old grand daughters (twins). we scaled them to 3/4 but had to adjust some parts to make them sit right.

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#9 posted 312 days ago

Yes Grandpa it is a spin off of a Kentucky Stick Chair. After I saw the chair a guy built in NH and copied it with out Plans. Following the build I started to see Kentucky stick chair all over the internet. Same chair, not same execution. if you don’t believe me try to weave 3/8 frayed manila rope through a 7/16 hole 37 times. For me there is something special about building this chair with out any metal. Researched the building method and could not find anything, that tied it to early american building. Thanks Disel

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#10 posted 312 days ago

I understand what you are saying but I weigh in around 250 pounds and I don’t trust sitting on anything that might stretch. I can sit in my chair and not worry about it folding up in the wrong direction. Sailor used wore but I can’t imagine getting it tight enough to keep thinks together. I wasn’t knocking your chair and apologize if I came off sounding like I was. Your chair looks good but what do you think the poundage rating would be with a 3 to 1 safety factor…....minimum required for human safety. Just asking.

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#11 posted 311 days ago

Never Heard that before, is that a written building code. Would need someone who weighed 750 pounds to test it out. Pretty sure it would be Saw Dust by then. :)

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#12 posted 311 days ago

When I was in the design business of oil field equipment, we designed everything with a 2:1 safety factor unless it was direct human safety then it was 5:1. Everything built for humans to use usually has a safety factor. Even folding cloth lawn chair are rated for 250# rating or whatever. Look on the chairs in Walmart and you can find it. That shouldn’t mean that if a 250# man sat in the chair he could carry a bottle of water to drink. Pressure vessels are tested differently usually with water.

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