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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 03-12-2015 03:38 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2015 03:38 PM

I absolutely hate building chairs. For the most part dining chairs that are out there are way too dainty and girly to me. I know I’m in the minority, however I’m also 6’5” and 300lbs. I’d be scared to sit to sit in a small chair because of past experience breaking them. Now, after saying that, I really want to find a design for an outdoor dining chair. I tend to like more modern design and I have bad knees, so the Adirondack chairs are out of the question. I have been searching for weeks and haven’t found anything so I thought I would reach out to fellow builders and see if y’all have any ideas.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 03:58 PM

Robert Settich makes a chair that is scalable. Increase or decrease the legs to raise and lower the seat. Add inches to the stretcher to widen it, etc. Everything meets at 90 degrees so you can change virtually any component and the chair’s math is basically the same. Pretty neat chair. He shows to cut it out of 2 inch stock which will make it very sturdy and he over engineers the joinery to make it bombproof. I am pretty sure that you could convert this plan for outdoor usage by selecting the wood and seat material with exterior use in mind.

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 07:01 PM

An outdoor dining chair can be made from white oak to support your weight. It has a 10,000LB/inch sheering capacity.


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