- 2:42 pm - Wed, Nov 9, 2011
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How to make armchairs out of scrap wood.
Friend of Unconsumption Will Holman (featured previously here) made these chairs, and says this about them over on Instructables:
Armchairs are tough. It is awfully difficult to get the arms integrated, the structure sexy, and the ergonomics tight. Working with the nice folks over at the ReBuilding Exchange (rebuildingexchange.org), nestled by the banks of the Chicago River, I put together these armchairs over the last few weeks. Each has a pine frame of salvaged 2” x 4”s and a seating surface made of old maple flooring. Compact, materially efficient, and handsome enough for the living room, you can slap together a pair of these in a weekend, adapting the design to whatever wood you have on hand. I finished mine with a couple of coats of non-toxic, all-natural tung oil, giving the wood a hand-rubbed glow that’s easy to refresh as it ages.
To make your own chairs, you’ll need one or more saws, a router, and a sander, in addition to wood and wood screws.
How-to details here: Scrap Armchair on Instructables