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Forum topic by sinkort posted 10-08-2012 09:23 PM 1738 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sinkort

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10-08-2012 09:23 PM

Hey :)

does any body ever think about making a Lazy Boy chair ?? i would love to see somebody making one in step by step. ..

Thxx for your help


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Moron

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#1 posted 10-08-2012 10:59 PM

Thought about it but after much research came to this conclusion

Its cheaper/less expensive to just buy one : ((

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 10-08-2012 11:00 PM

stick to what your good at, disappointing but true.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 03:40 PM

Thxx for your replay .. i was just wondering cause the place i’m living in the lazy boy chair costs about 700 bucks so i thought it’s cheaper to make one :)
but thxx anyway moron :)

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 03:45 PM

Recliners are all about the hardware, so I guess you could use hardware from a used chair but it seems like making something nice around a questionable base.

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 04:10 PM

sinkort, if you ever run across a video of someone doing it, I would love to see it done too. I thought it would be fun to build one too.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 05:13 PM

Sure AKSteve :)
but still looking for one …

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 05:15 PM

that’s right a1Jim, but the problem that i can’t find a used recliner parts :/

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#8 posted 10-09-2012 10:17 PM

I see used recliners at the curb all the time. Don’t forget a reclining sofa would work too. If you have a college nearby, you can usually find stuff like that free or cheap at the end of the school year.

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#9 posted 10-09-2012 11:50 PM

I GAVE AWAY a $700.00 lazyboy after I built my Morris chair. My wife’s lazyboy is sitting in the LR after I built her a Morris chair.
You will probably find the most expensive part of a recliner is getting the uphostry done.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 10-10-2012 12:27 AM

You will probably find the most expensive part of a recliner is getting the uphostry done.

That’s true, unless some brave soul wants to make the seating surfaces out of wood (this being a woodworking forum). Instead of a ‘La-Z-boy’, you could call it ‘Ache-Y-Boy’! It could be the chair that you save for your mother-in-law when she comes to visit!

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sinkort

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#11 posted 10-10-2012 04:00 PM

Howie yeap that’s true.

47phord ‘Ache-Y-Boy’! LMAO

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#12 posted 10-10-2012 04:20 PM

I worked for Ashley Furniture and Catnapper Furniture for a total of almost 7 years. You would be surprised how little goes into a recliner. The mechanisms, mostly imported now, even by Leggett and Platt, are the movement and most of the support of the chair. There is a back frame, and two cheapo arm frames, and a couple pieces of wood to hold them onto the mechanism. Most of these frames are made of a combination of furniture grade, (read B/C) five ply plywood and MDF. They are made to fail within 5-7 years, just beyond most warranties. The covers of all mainline brands are made in China, since all the material mills moved to China years ago. This includes leather. The foam is mostly made and cut in the US, as is the fiber.
It is a cutthroat business and some people, like Berkline, have Chinese versions that knock down for tighter shipment in containers. Of those assembled in America, a team of eight people, who know what they are doing, can assemble 14-18 recliners in an hour from scratch.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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