LumberJocks

Franklin chair plans - Project 5685

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by wood2woodknot posted 598 days ago 3332 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View wood2woodknot's profile

wood2woodknot

8 posts in 598 days


598 days ago

This is my first post here. Have looked in your window a few times, but just joined today, so excuse the flubs as I try to get acclimated to your forum setup.

Several months ago at a garage sale, I saw a combination chair/step ladder. I have been looking for plans to make one. Finally found picture of project here. Can I get plans for it somehow?

PROJECT #5685 by Bill (apparently several years ago).

Post reply / pm / or email @ ajh13rdf@hotmail.com will suffice.

Thanks and looking forward to life on Lumberjocks.

-- ajh


8 replies so far

View IrreverentJack's profile

IrreverentJack

724 posts in 1468 days


#1 posted 598 days ago

ajh, Have you searched Franklin chair plans on LJs? Don Johnson's post might help. -Jack

View Lifesaver2000's profile

Lifesaver2000

512 posts in 1737 days


#2 posted 598 days ago

The author of that original project post (Bill) said he got the plans from “The Essential Pine Book” which is available on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Pine-Book-John-McGuane/dp/1558707115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356905065&sr=8-1&keywords=the+essential+pine+book

The chair is shown on the cover of the book.

They have it new for $12, or it is available for prices under $6 shipped for used ones from various sellers.

View wood2woodknot's profile

wood2woodknot

8 posts in 598 days


#3 posted 598 days ago

Dear Jack,

I found a number of examples outside this forum. Saw the aforementioned # 5685 – exactly what I wanted: liked the lines and sturdiness of it, and won’t have to adapt anything to get what I want. Also, don’t have all the furniture making skills that are involved with many of the others I saw. Johnson’s looks a little too fancy for me. Saw #5685 was from some time ago. Thought I would ask about it specifically since I’m new here. I wasn’t sure what all falls under your category of “Projects;” if they are just pix and text, or if it means something with plans available.

-- ajh

View wood2woodknot's profile

wood2woodknot

8 posts in 598 days


#4 posted 598 days ago

Lifesaver,

Thanks – pretty close to what I’m looking for. I’ll have to scale-up the drawings in the book it appears. All things considered, $5-6 for a used book isn’t bad. Besides, I grew up hanging out in used book stores. The only thing missing will be the unmistakable aroma of old books – a kick back in time to the sweet days of a younger life.

Thanks again.

-- ajh

View Lifesaver2000's profile

Lifesaver2000

512 posts in 1737 days


#5 posted 598 days ago

I have spent a lot of time in used book stores myself and still do on occasion. I also like to go to the used book sales that the area libraries have from time to time. Found lots of good books, including woodworking plan books.

Also, about 12 years ago I did an addition to my house, and one thing I did was add an alcove with built in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. About 70 feet of shelves puts enough books in that small area that you can sometimes get a whiff of that old book smell.

View Mip's profile

Mip

311 posts in 703 days


#6 posted 598 days ago

I know that Popular Mechanics has a couple of plans of the chairs over the years. I just got back from the other side of the internet after I pulled up the plans. Using a search engine, punch in popular mechanics chair/step ladder plans, and after punching in the first link, should take you right to them.

View RonInOhio's profile

RonInOhio

720 posts in 1489 days


#7 posted 598 days ago

View wood2woodknot's profile

wood2woodknot

8 posts in 598 days


#8 posted 598 days ago

Thanks again to all.

-- ajh

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase