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Forum topic by whitechev posted 11-23-2017 06:14 PM 478 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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whitechev

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11-23-2017 06:14 PM

Making a set of these:

http://canadianhomeworkshop.com/6333/project-plans/folding-beach-chair

..should be pretty useful over the next few months in Nova Scotia…

I would like to have advice for attaching the canvas back legs. I thought about buying stainless steel staples? Is there something better? Maybe countersunk washers and screws? Will stapling maple be problematic?

Thanks


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wichman3

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#1 posted 11-24-2017 01:20 AM

Arrow staples make a staple in something called Monel, they give it their highest corrosion resistance.
Stapling maple will be problematic but can be done, use a powershot stapler and be prepared to finish driving the staples with a hammer.

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#2 posted 11-24-2017 06:24 AM

Or, you could use stainless screws with stainless finishing washers (cup shaped washers). Local hardware store should have them, or they certainly can be found online.

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JRsgarage

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#3 posted 11-24-2017 02:57 PM

on something like that chair, it might be easier to sew the fabric on each side to slide the fabric onto the leg posts. or just use staples or fabric tacks

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#4 posted 11-24-2017 06:29 PM

You could wrap the canvas around the posts, covering 3 sides of the post. Then apply a thin strip of wood (or aluminum strip) over the canvas and attached with SS screws or nails. This eould spread out the tension over all the strip and not just at the cup washers/screws.

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#5 posted 11-24-2017 06:31 PM

You could wrap the canvas around the posts, covering 3 sides of the post. Then apply a thin strip of wood (or aluminum strip) over the canvas and attached with SS screws or nails. This would spread out the tension over all the strip and not just at the cup washers/screws. Another way might be to route a groove, press the canvas into the groove and secure with a spline, window screen style.

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whitechev

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 12:25 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I tried putting a couple staples in a piece of scrap from the project and it was a no go. I like the idea of using a thin strip of wood and more SS screws.

Thanks again!

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Woodknack

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 01:06 AM

I would like to know how the chairs turn out if you wouldn’t mind letting us know.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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whitechev

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 01:18 PM

Rick_M for sure- I will post some pictures. My work schedule has changed recently and this project is progressing at the slowest pace imaginable. So don’t hold your breath. Hah.

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